Corruption (Political or Economic)

Corruption occurs when government leaders use the powers vested in them for illegitimate private benefits which can be money or intangibles. Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, patronage, graft, and embezzlement. Corruption may facilitate criminal enterprise such as drug trafficking, money laundering, and human trafficking, though is not restricted to these activities.

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How do you use bribery in a sentence?

He tried to give the arresting officer 50 dollars to let him go, and ended up facing charges for bribery in addition to the original charge.

The politician's approach was half threat and half bribery. He could threaten zoning changes, new taxes, and changes to traffic signals; he could also entice and bribe with offers of city land, support from the building commission, and endorsement by civic leaders.

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What is the corrupt bargain?

In the 1824 U.S. presidential election, no candidate received a majority of the electoral votes. Andrew Jackson led with 99 votes, followed by John Quincy Adams with 84, William Harris Crawford with 41 and Henry Clay with 37. Under the 12th Amendment procedure, the House of Representatives had to choose a president from the top three candidates. Clay, thus out of the race, threw his support to Adams, who was elected by the House. Adams in turn named Clay his Secretary of State, an arrangement that Jackson supporters labeled the "corrupt bargain".

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How corrupt is Fidel Castro?

Very corrupt.

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Does Action Replay DSi corrupt your DSi?

No, it doesn't.

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What are the advantages of bribery?

Well, it can get you something you're not actually entitled to have. But if you get caught you can lose your job or even have to go to jail.

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How do you stop corruption in Pakistan?

Charity Start from Home!

I Believe that our country has Rule & regulation with proper procedures but unfortunately we have lack of its proper implementation, or some time we as individual ignore or neglect those rules, so I must say that look in to our self and appraise how much we individuals are part of corruption, I am writing few examples which can unlimited if we start writing.

• We bribe the Schools to get our Kids admitted in Kg/Nursery

• We bribe to make our driving License, Pay Road tax(Vehicle Token), all Type of Tax, make birth Certificates, get death Certificates, get electric & gas connection, get water connection, get our House registered; get our house plan pass, etc. etc.

• We bribe the Medical or Engineering Colleges to get our Children admitted.

• When the kids become an Engineer or doctor then we want the 'return of our investment'. They start taking bribe to fulfill the aspirations of their parents.

• We bribe to get a job.

• We bribe to get dead bodies from hospitals.

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What is Creon's preoccupation with bribes and money in 'Antigone'?

That he finds what he looks for and that he symbolizes change is Creon's preoccupation with bribes and money in "Antigone" by Sophocles (495 B.C.E. - 405 B.C.E.).

Specifically, Theban King Creon disparages the motives of others. He insists that a few powerful people oppose him and have money to fund their oppositional activities. He also maintains that most people need money and can be bought to do the despicable deeds that the powerful few are too cowardly to do on their own. Additionally, Creon symbolizes the transition from Antigone's society of interactions based on family, gods and traditions to the modern society of achievement in business and governmental work.

Corruption (Political or Economic)

How is king claudius corrupt in Hamlet?

He isn't. Oh, he is not innocent, since he did in fact murder his brother in order to steal away his wife. But his administration is not corrupt, at least at the start of the play. He deals with the threat of Fortinbras efficiently and prudently; everybody seems to be happy with the job he is doing as king. Everyone except Hamlet, of course.

Hamlet hates Claudius, even before he meets the ghost. Whether it's because he expected to succeed his father as king, or he has the usual feeling of a stepchild to a step parent or both, nothing Claudius does can be right in Hamlet's eyes. When Claudius maintains the honoured custom of Denmark, Hamlet sneers "'tis a custom more honoured in the breach than in the observance."

In many productions, the director creates a Claudius who is just how Hamlet imagines him to be--licentious and alcoholic. Sometimes, though, the director shows that Hamlet is unbalanced, and can even go to the length of implying that what the ghost says to Hamlet is in fact what Hamlet hopes the ghost will say by having the actor playing Hamlet also voice the Ghost.

However on the face of the play itself, there is no particular reason to think that Claudius is a corrupt king until Hamlet sets the kingdom on its ear by killing Claudius's chief counsellor and causing disturbances at theatrical performances. The problem of dealing with Hamlet, both for his own safety and the safety of the kingdom, increasingly occupies Claudius's thoughts as the play proceeds. In Kenneth Branagh's film of the play, he has Fortinbras leading a full-blown invasion of Denmark, which the whole royal court is too distracted to even notice until it is too late.

One of the factors in Shakespeare's mind was likely the question of succession to the throne. As Queen Elizabeth had no children, many people became worried as she neared death about whether she would be succeeded in an orderly way. During her lifetime she had been threatened by those who wanted to replace her with Mary Queen of Scots, and her sister had been threatened by the pretender Lady Jane Grey. To the Elizabethan mind, the proper person to succeed Hamlet Sr. would be Hamlet, and Claudius was an usurper. Part of the theme of the play (as in other Shakespeare plays such as Macbeth, the eight plays in the War of the Roses cycle, and Julius Caesar) is that to disturb the passage of power to the heir is to cause an unstable political situation. In this sense the adminsistration of Claudius might have been seen to be corrupt just because he was the king's brother, not his son.

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Why is armed robbery better than bribery and corruption?

"Better" is a debatable term, but I would have to say because the offense of robbery is straight forward... it either occurred or it didn't. Whereas corruption and bribery are much less straight forward and often require cooperation from participants or infiltration of an organization in order to prove.

Additional: It is noteworthy that robbery is a crime against persons, while bribery and corruption are crimes against property. The fact of the matter is that all the offenses mentioned are felonies and will net the perpetrator lengthy prison sentences.

Corruption (Political or Economic)

What division in a police department investigates police corruption?

In many police departments, that would be the Internal Affairs Division.

Housing Associations
Corruption (Political or Economic)

What if a condo board is corrupt?

Corrupt is a strong word, and you'll need proof of your accusation to call on any local authority to lay a legal charge on the board.

If, however, you suspect corruption, it's a good idea to document what you suspect. Read your governing documents to discover what rights you have as an owner to inspect records of the association. Then, review the records and make copies, as necessary.

As well, you can also hire an association-savvy attorney to help you proceed, or an association-savvy CPA to help you identify financial corruption.

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Does bad music corrupt your brain?

No, that's silly. Religion does, however.

Not necessarily, Mr. ID. I guess everyone will have their own opinion...I personally think it depends on the person. If they choose to be "corrupted" ntheir own religion, It's their business, their right, and more often than not, religion has a positive influence on people. Religion can be a beautiful thing. If that person is confident in what they believe in, they should indulge themself in it. On another note, there really is no such thing as bad music, it's all opinionated.

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What does it mean if your ipod is corrupt?

It is carrying out fraudulent buisness deals behind your back.

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What is an antonynm for bribe?


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How did corruption in the city government grow?

people did it to make more and than they had too much

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How did political machines corrupt the government?

the are doing the governments jobs for them and ruining our country

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What scandal involved the French and a bribe demand?

The scandal in question was the XYZ Affair, in which American diplomats were asked to give bribes to the French in return for peaceful negotiations over the Americans' passage of the Jay Treaty. The "XYZ" refers to the three French agents involved in the negotiations.

The Jay Treaty served to ease tensions between the United States and Great Britain, which was not appreciated by the French. They saw it as a threat, and after its passage proceeded to seize American ships. In response, three men were sent to try and negotiate with the French. It was during these negotiations that the bribe was demanded. The three Americans, John Marshall, Elbridge Gerry and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney were taken aback and refused to comply.

The talks deteriorated. Back in the United States, President John Adams was pressured into revealing the details of the XYZ Affair, igniting anti-French feelings in the country. What followed was a two year long undeclared war known as the Quasi-War, which ended in 1800.

Corruption (Political or Economic)

Why was there so much corruption during President Grant's presidency?

he chose dishonest people for his cabinet

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What was the Corrupt Bargain?

In the 1824 election, the House of Representative was required to appoint the president because no man got a majority of the electoral vote and four men got votes. Henry Clay finished fourth and so was eliminated. However, he had been Speaker of the House , was influential there and was able to swing the votes of the states he had won to Adams even though as a Kentuckian, the Tennessean Jackson was a more natural choice. The House of Representatives chose Adams as President and Adams appointed Clay as Secretary of State. Many supporters of Jackson believed this appointment to be a reward resulting from a 'corrupt bargain' or secret arrangement between Clay and Adams. In those days, the position as Secretary of State was a stepping stone to the Presidency .

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Who has the sole responsibility to officially charge the president on treason bribery and other high crimes?

It is supposed to be Congress.

Corruption (Political or Economic)

Is Al Turco Managing Attorney for Pepe and Hazard corrupt?

Corrupt might be a harsh word to use, but, if you are referring to Al Turco being a paid personal consultant to a major Developer to Blue Back Square, a controversial, multi-million dollar taxpayer funded development while he controls the Republican party in this same town to vote on issues pertaining to this developer, then yes, he is most certainly corrupt.

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Corruption (Political or Economic)

What does Bribery Ring mean in Mafia Wars?

if you click on whats this? on mafia wars next to bribery ring it will tell you.

Corruption (Political or Economic)

Islamic point of view about bribery?

It is totally Haram (unacceptable). Being a form of stealing, it may be punished by cutting of finger.

However it is also Haram for a person who is paying a bribe.

It is one of those rare sin which destroys society as well, so it is extremely prohibited.

Corruption (Political or Economic)

Reasons for corruption?

Low salaries

Corruption is often attributed to the low salaries of civil servants. This differentiates between need driven (satisfying basic requirements for survival) corruption and greed driven (satisfying desires for status and comfort that salaries cannot match) corruption.

It may be true that it is more difficult to stay honest, hard-working and trustworthy on a low salary, but it is also true that most people with low salaries are still able to do so and that many corrupt officials are people in high, responsible positions, earning good salaries.

In conjunction, corrupt practices flourish in systems where employees have high job security; where the level of professionalism in the public service is low; and hence officials rather serve their own interests than perform their duty to serve the public. However, low salaries are not a valid reason for and do not justify corruption. Culture A gift culture exists, particularly in Africa, in which it is tradition that a small reward is paid for services rendered. Such a gratuity or tip becomes part of the cultural environment and in certain countries the payment of such rewards is so embedded in tradition that any attempt to rein in the practice would be seen as an attack on treasured cultural values. In Africa, this was traditionally seen as awarding special honours to the Chief and, in this light, it often regarded as acceptable and "normal" for politicians to accept such rewards. In some countries it is common practice in the commercial arena for business transactions to be accompanied by the giving of personal gifts or benefits, ranging from the Christmas bottle of whiskey to much more elaborate and extravagant items. In essence, the root of corruption is greed rather than culture, public life requires a standard of its own; and those entering public office must be made aware of this from the outset. The absence of rules, regulations, policies and legislation All organisations, whether public or private sector, must have rules, regulations and policies that guide management and other employees in terms of acceptable behaviour and conduct within the organisation. Rules, regulations and policies are instrumental in organising people, steering them towards a common goal and ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and equally. In order to be effective, such rules and policies must be clearly communicated to all individuals in order to be understood and applied objectively. Corruption is more likely to flourish in an organisation that does not have a wide range of rules, regulations or policies that guide employees in their work. Similarly, a country must have clear policies and legislation that guide the behaviour of all citizens and residents within that country. However, organisations and countries must strike a reasonable balance in terms of policies and legislation; whilst corruption flourishes in an environment without clear rules and regulations, similarly, corruption finds fertile in a country that has a numerous laws, rules and regulations that restrict business and economic activities. Such a climate creates industries' dependence on individual civil servants to engage in economic activity; thereby circumventing bureaucratic red tape through corrupt offers. Range of discretion No system can exist unless one person or authority is used, to some extent, to make decisions. Such a person is said to have the power to exercise discretion - the freedom to act within certain limits. Corruption takes place in institutions where public officials: • have great authority; • can exercise discretion with respect to interpretation and application of regulations; • are not required to be accountable to anyone; and • are driven by greed. Therefore, an environment with a higher range of discretion without accountability is more conducive to corruption. In conjunction, political office is one of the primary means of gaining access to wealth in less developed countries. If corruption occurs on the top level and the political leadership of the country does not set a good example with respect to honesty, credibility, transparency, integrity and the persecution of offenders, citizens become disillusioned and offenders are not deterred from entering into corrupt practices. The absence of transparency Where there is no transparency in an organisation, i.e. where tasks and functions are conducted in secret and are not open to examination by other government officers or the public, the opportunity for corruption increases. Transparency is a prerequisite for democracy in which sovereignty is vested in the people and the conduct of civil servants must be open to examination. It is therefore vital that citizens in general and the media (radio, television, newspapers) in particular are guaranteed the right to freedom of speech; the media can inform citizens of any action by a civil servant that might be corrupt in nature and appropriate calls for action can be made. A transparent system deters corruption as the conduct of civil servants is under constant scrutiny. The absence of accountability In a democracy, public leaders and civil servants must be accountable to the people they serve. Accountability means that public leaders and officers must provide logical and acceptable explanations for their actions and decisions to the people they serve. Civil servants and officers in responsible positions must at all times adhere to the principles of transparency and be accountable to the people they serve. However, accountability is dependent on the enforcement of rules, regulations and policies, if there is a lack of effective institutional mechanisms civil servants cannot be held accountable and corrupt practices can flourish. The absence of a watchdog institution If there are no internal or external institutions or bodies that investigate cases of corruption or that act on complaints relating to corruption, employees may take advantage of the fact that the chance of being caught doing something corrupt is remote. Even if the offender is caught, the consequences would probably be minimal if the system has no watchdog function. Corruption in less developed countries Although corruption is a universal phenomenon and exists in all countries, it is a more serious matter in less developed countries. The conditions of these countries are such that corruption is likely to have different causes and consequences than in more developed countries. The socio-economic conditions in low income countries are more conducive to the growth of corruption. Corruption is a symptom of deep-rooted economic and political weaknesses and shortcomings in the legislative and judicial system of the country. To aggravate the situation, accountability in these countries is generally weak, the chances of being caught are small and the penalties when caught are light. Non-governmental organizations that could serve as watchdogs and provide information on corrupt practices are generally not well developed.


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