Understanding Corruption Generically
Badania Systemowe, Vol. 64, 2008
19 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2009
Date Written: 2008
There appears to be a significant awareness that dealing with corruption is essential for the health of socials no matter what their political, social or economic nature. This paper uses the paradigm of knowledge cybernetics to develop a generic theory of corruption that stems from the connection between ideology and ethics. It shows that political, economic and social dimensions of activity can all contribute to processes of corruption when a complexity of ideological/ethical interconnections becomes pathological - i.e., when the connections become severed corruption sets in. The ultimate need is to create a typology that relates the failure in some connections and the nature of the corruption that arises. This could in turn lead to a better understanding of the rise of certain forms of corruption and a better recognition of how to deal with them.
Keywords: Corruption, social pathology, knowledge cybernetics, ideology, ethics
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