A Brief Note On Bribery And Corruption Of The Public Sector

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Analysis on bribery and corruption in the public sector
There is one statement that “Bribery and corruption in the public sector, is endemic and unavoidable in all societies”. This essay will make critical analysis of this statement, targeting the public sector. Especially taking the example of US and UK regulatory framework, it will make clear understanding of this statement. Through current academic literature by comparing, contrasting and critiquing views, this essay will develop a critical understanding of the high possibility of bribery and corruption.
Current situation
Considering the public departments, they are the key to provide high-efficient and high-quality service to make social progress. Financial bribery or corruption may be not prohibited, and this phenomenon will be more common (Pujas and Rhodes, 1999). In general, expenditure exceeds standard level. However, resources in the public sector are the public resources, which is applied by members of the public sector making decision how to make full use of them, and this may result in the bribery or corruption (Provan and Milward, 2001). Especially for those departments who control financial management, it may pose a threat to waste resources.
Therefore, the public sector is based on its own right to receive any gift, loan, fee, reward and other advantages to do something, which is dishonest, illegal or a breach of trust in the conduct of the enterprise’s business (Kirkpatrick and Lucio, 1995).
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