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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 2(8), pp. 164 174, September, 2014.

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2014.039

 ISSN: 2360-784X

 

 

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THE DEBILITATING IMPACT OF CORRUPTION ON DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS

 

Jephias Mapuva

 

Department of Geography (Development Studies stream), Bindura University of Science Education, Bindura-ZIMBABWE.  P.O.Box 1020. E-mail: mapuva@cooltoad.com

 

Accepted 1 September 2014

 

Abstract

 

Corruption knows no bounds and manifests itself in both public and private spaces. The endemic nature of corruption tends to make it a common phenomenon both in the public and private sectors and have a negative impact on the existing democratic governance processes and economic growth. Corruption has numerous dimensions and manifestations all of which erode the social, political and economic fabric of the political society. This paper provides a working definition of corruption and discusses the different types and manifestations of corruption and the overall impact of corruption on democracy, governance and civil society. The paper also challenges investigations of corruption in general. The paper concludes that endemic corruption stalls economic growth, debilitate democratic practices with a likelihood of a degeneration of democratic governance to despotism and authoritarianism.

Key words: Corruption, democracy, governance, society, debilitating

 

Cite This Article As: Mapuva J (2014). The debilitating impact of corruption on democracy and good governance: a critical analysis. Inter.  J. Polit. Sci. Develop.2 (8): 164-174




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