American Interest: a very different view of corruption
A bit over two years ago we wrote our own co-authored piece about corruption, also in The American Interest. It is a very, very different piece, and it contains the following:
A better basic definition of corruption would go something like this: Corruption is the abuse of public interest and the undermining of public confidence in the integrity of rules, systems and institutions that promote the public interest.Now look at Rosen's article, and we think that our definition -- well, it's a loose definition, not a hard and fast one -- stands his test. It's not culture-specific, and it encompasses what people perceive to be corruption. More on this subject fairly, fairly soon.