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8.20 Defining and minimising corruption
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folder! For the record: Andronicos the author does not profess to greatness in any shape or form. Lets continue.................
Andronicos "The Great" as Director of the Human Race and Manager Planet Earth commands and Andronicos "The Cynic" responds as follows.........
On June 27, 2001 Transparency International produced the results of their Corruption perception Index (CPI), a list of perceived levels of corruption among public officials and politicians in all tribal Sovereign states.
It does not include corporate bribery, money laundering by corrupt banks or illegal payments to fund political campaigns. It is a corruption index involving public officials measured by 3 autonomous surveys. Refer [above] for further information.
I highly commend the following top 12 Sovereign tribes for being perceived as the least corrupt on the planet.
Series "A" Super League
|Rank ||Sovereign Tribe ||2001 CPI Score|
|1 ||Finland ||9.9|
|2 ||Denmark ||9.5|
|3 ||New Zealand ||9.4|
|=4 ||Iceland ||9.2|
|=4 ||Singapore ||9.2|
|6 ||Sweden ||9.0|
|7 ||Canada ||8.9|
|8 ||Netherlands ||8.8|
|9 ||Luxembourg ||8.7|
|10 ||Norway ||8.6|
|11 ||Australia ||8.5|
|12 ||Switzerland ||8.4|
Here is a list of situations that happens all the time in the World. Which of these is corruption, unethical behaviour or acceptable?
- Paying a police officer the cost of a restaurant meal to avoid getting a speeding ticket.
- Giving a police officer a mint after the event as a thank you for not being booked for illegal parking.
- Paying someone for a business introduction.
- Paying a radio station to plug a record as being brilliant when it's not.
- Paying a multinational corporation a percentage of money in return for an endorsement.
- Paying a doctor money to jump a waiting list by 6 months.
- Paying a sports celebrity to endorse a product.
- Accepting money to recommend a particular product line if the person is being paid by the potential buyer as an impartial consultant.
- Accepting money to recommend a particular product line if the person is not being paid by the potential buyer as an impartial consultant.
- A political party accepting a small donation secretly.
- A political party publicly accepting a huge million dollar donation.
- A civil servant accepting lunch from a supplier.
War Bond corporations will have very strict guidelines on do's and don'ts in this area. I direct all Sovereign tribes should publicly publish theirs because what is considered normal practice in some tribes is considered unacceptable in others.
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Center for the Study of Corruption and the Rule of Law
Good Governance and Public Integrity
The ultimate objective of the Center for the Study of Corruption and the Rule of Law (CSC) is to promote standards of national and international integrity. The CII provides a variety of anti-corruption programs, from systematic analysis and developing strategies for monitoring and enforcement, to training, conferences, and conducting (real) case studies. The Center performs fact based systemic and systematic analyses of existing laws, with focus on their implementation. Taking local conditions into consideration, in consultation and cooperation with local experts, the findings serve the design of pragmatic strategies for necessary changes, reform and training.
The CII also conducts a comprehensive evaluation of national and international corruption practices for the development of an annual Integrity Index. This Index provides a comparative measure on a country-by-country basis of corruption and anti-corruption measures and the effectiveness of their implementation. The Integrity Index is a unique resource for governments, multinational corporations, and others interested in making policies concerning the rule of law and the implementation and monitoring of those policies and ethical business practices
Transparency International, the only international non-governmental organisation devoted to combating corruption, brings civil society, business, and governments together in a powerful global coalition.
TI, through its International Secretariat and more than 80 independent national chapters around the world, works at both the national and international level to curb both the supply and demand of corruption. In the international arena, TI raises awareness about the damaging effects of corruption, advocates policy reform, works towards the implementation of multilateral conventions and subsequently monitors compliance by governments, corporations and banks. At the national level, chapters work to increase levels of accountability and transparency, monitoring the performance of key institutions and pressing for necessary reforms in a non-party political manner.
TI does not expose individual cases (that is the work of journalists, many of whom are members of TI chapters). Rather, in an effort to make long-term gains against corruption, TI focuses on prevention and reforming systems.
A principal tool in the fight against corruption is access to information. It is in this spirit that we offer this website to everybody with an interest in the fight against corruption. We hope it will make a valuable contribution to assessing the gains made in recent years, and to contemplating the challenges that still lie ahead.
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