Title of paper

Corruption and Development: Alternatives to Combat Corruption

Presenter's country

Ethiopia

Start Date

27-5-2016 10:20 AM

End Date

27-5-2016 11:25 AM

Location

Hall I

Submission type

Presentation

Abstract

Corruption is an evil that perverts human well-being and development. Accordingly, the devastating impact of corruption on the poor and deprived society is invariably another challenge to their lives. Today, corruption in Ethiopia becomes pitiless problem to her society. This paper is therefore intended to explore the nature, motives and adverse impacts of corruption on human wellbeing in general and in Ethiopia in particular. The study is correlational in nature and thus qualitative method was employed. It has revealed that corruption is rampant in Ethiopia today. The article further unveiled that quiet corruption, petty and grand corruptions are the sources of these peril impacts. Accordingly, there is serious tension between corruption and development in the country. It also stresses that corruption is a moral problem and cognitive perversity (deterioration) of individual offenders; and thus, the prime cause for corruption is embedded in unethical passions (greed in broader sense) and irrational thinking of offenders. The study has reached this conclusion by disclosing and solving two competing scenarios regarding corruption i.e., the value and systemic approaches. The first approach considers corruption as a moral decay. Whereas the second approach is the dominant modern discourse which considers corruption as a systemic problem caused by institutional failures. However, this has indicated that the modern discourse of corruption leaves capacious room for corruption to persist rampant.

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May 27th, 10:20 AM May 27th, 11:25 AM

Corruption and Development: Alternatives to Combat Corruption

Hall I

Corruption is an evil that perverts human well-being and development. Accordingly, the devastating impact of corruption on the poor and deprived society is invariably another challenge to their lives. Today, corruption in Ethiopia becomes pitiless problem to her society. This paper is therefore intended to explore the nature, motives and adverse impacts of corruption on human wellbeing in general and in Ethiopia in particular. The study is correlational in nature and thus qualitative method was employed. It has revealed that corruption is rampant in Ethiopia today. The article further unveiled that quiet corruption, petty and grand corruptions are the sources of these peril impacts. Accordingly, there is serious tension between corruption and development in the country. It also stresses that corruption is a moral problem and cognitive perversity (deterioration) of individual offenders; and thus, the prime cause for corruption is embedded in unethical passions (greed in broader sense) and irrational thinking of offenders. The study has reached this conclusion by disclosing and solving two competing scenarios regarding corruption i.e., the value and systemic approaches. The first approach considers corruption as a moral decay. Whereas the second approach is the dominant modern discourse which considers corruption as a systemic problem caused by institutional failures. However, this has indicated that the modern discourse of corruption leaves capacious room for corruption to persist rampant.