Can Corruption be Controlled?

  • Robin Theobald


Whatever the strength of their underlying commitment statesmen throughout the world, especially the third world, constantly extol the virtues and absolute indispensibility of efficient and honest government. If politicians and administrators cannot be relied upon, are not dependable nor above suspicion, the whole process of planning and policy implementation, any prospect of social and economic progress is undermined; the very notion of development itself becomes a chimera. Accordingly the fight against the abuse of public office is more or less a permanent feature of the political scene in many if not most UDCs. It is a struggle which takes a wide variety of forms individually too numerous to catalogue but which, for convenience, I propose to review under six broad headings:


Civil Service Structural Adjustment Programme Officer Corps Independent Commission Against Corruption Army Officer 
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© Robin Theobald 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Theobald
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  1. 1.Polytechnic of Central LondonUK

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