Fighting corruption with strategy
This article aims to discuss the different conceptions currently surrounding the fight against corruption. The main question to be answered is whether or not there is a formula for combating corruption? Given its complexity, the article breaks down some of the most common understandings of the corruption phenomenon into different and relevant variables and undertakes joint and interconnected analysis. Drawing upon this conceptual approach, the article presents an adjustment to Klitgaard’s formula for corruption in which the level of education combined with access to information play a determinant role in providing the necessary capacity to claim political and social accountability. The article concludes by emphasizing that while there is no optimal solution to curb corruption, the combination of certain variables may induce or reduce the likelihood of corrupt conduct.
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