Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 2(8), pp. 164 –174, September, 2014.
THE DEBILITATING IMPACT OF CORRUPTION ON DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Department of Geography (Development Studies stream), Bindura University of Science Education, Bindura-ZIMBABWE. P.O.Box 1020. E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted 1 September 2014
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.
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