Effects of Corruption in the Phil.

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INTRODUCTION Our report covers the major effects of corruption in the economy of the Philippines. We focused on the many issues caused by corruption being faced by the government today. We also included some essays and opinions from several users online. The first part of our report is the definition of corruption and its cause. To introduce our topic, we first defined what corruption is. We included a definition taken from the website of Philippine Anti-Graft Commission, the government agency tasked to weed out corruption on the government. There were also various definitions of corruption on the first part of our report. We also included the definition of political corruption and the different causes of corruption. These topics are…show more content…
And when virtue has been corrupted, a heroic leader must appear who in rebuilding the political order infuses this virtue into the entire citizenry." Arnold Heidenheimer (1993 p. 25) Montesquieu saw corruption as the dysfunctional process by which a good political order is perverted into evil one and a monarchy into a despotism. According to Rosseau political corruption is a necessary consequence of the struggle for power. Then he argued "that man had been corrupted by social and political life. It is not the corruption of man which destroyed the political system but the political system which corrupts and destroys man." Arnold Heidenheimer (1993 p. 25) There is an agreement between the views of Rosseau and Lord Acton that "all powers tends to corrupt and absolute powers corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton is focused on the moral depravity which power is believed to cause in man, "they no longer think about what is right action or manner, but only about which is expedient action or manner." Arnold Heidenheimer (1993 p. 16) According to Carl Fredrich (1972 p.18) "Corruption is a kind of behavior which deviates from the norm actually prevalent or behaved to prevail in a given context, such as the political. It is deviant behavior associated with a particular motivation, namely that of private gain at public expense." So he stated the concept of corruption in a way that constitutes a break of law or of standards of high moral conduct.
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