Is Corruption an Inevitable Social Phenomenon in a Changing Society?

Sorin-Tudor MAXIM

Abstract


Even though it increases as a possibility in the circumstances of a changing society, the perspective of a corruption that would affect the peaks of politics and public service is not inevitable or, at least, this phenomenon can be counteracted and diminished so that it does not become a mass phenomenon. In order to do so, the political reformation must be accompanied by a moral renewal. A social life within the boundaries of normality can only be acquired by means of expanding political participation, of stimulating political organization – as it is a fact that social disorganization  remains the main cause for the thrift of corruption – of supporting apolitical organizations s. a. “civil societies” or “pressure groups” that could exercise some control over the power, of encouraging and strengthening the political opposition, and, last but not least, of augmenting the educational efforts to develop a responsible political conscience and a moral and civil spirit of the citizens. The human beings only dispose of education in order to create their own human world and to achieve their humanity, by opposing everything that conspires to de-humanize them.  We would like to underline that people are mostly the product of their education. Therefore, education is the connection between morals and responsible politics, and a society that ignores this fact questions its own future and loses it to the recklessness of the present.

How to cite: Maxim, S.T. (2017). Is Corruption an Inevitable Social Phenomenon in a Changing Society?. Postmodern Openings, 8(1), 33-39, http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/po/2017.0801.03


Keywords


Education, corruption, communicative rationality and transparency, changing society.

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