This study analyzes the meaning of corruption in the socio-political arena in an attempt to better understand its root causes, the external effects it has on society, and solutions which may lead to its extermination. It suggests that acts which might be regarded as corrupt are better understood as part of a broader organic context in which they occur and as a reflection of the way in which those who take part in or eschew such behavior envisage their social world and treat their social relationships. By effecting a shift in the underlying attitudes which prompt acts of corruption, it may be possible to eliminate such practices.
Dr. Rupert Hodder currently holds a Readership in the Faculty of Social Science and Business at the University of Plymouth, England. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds.
Foreword by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago; Introduction and Acknowledgements; Definition, Extent, and Effects; The Causes of Corruption: Structural and Cultural Explanations; The Causes of Corruption: Structural-Cultural Dialectics and Social Change; The Causes of Corruption: Morality and Attitude; Solutions; Conclusions: A Meaning for Corruption; Bibliography; Index.