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Chapter 9 Combating corruption

Public Administration Singapore-style

ISBN: 978-1-84950-924-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-925-1

ISSN: 0732-1317

Publication date: 14 April 2010

Abstract

Corruption has been defined in different ways by various scholars and organizations according to cultural, legal, or other factors (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2008, p. 22). The word “corruption” is derived from the Latin word corruptus and, according to the dictionary, it has six possible meanings: dishonesty for personal gain; depravity; undesirable change; corrupting of something; altered word or phrase; or rotting.1 However, the most useful typology of contemporary social science definitions of corruption is Arnold J. Heidenheimer's typology of three major types of definitions (Heidenheimer, 1970, pp. 4–6).

Citation

Quah, J.S.T. (2010), "Chapter 9 Combating corruption", Quah, J.S.T. (Ed.) Public Administration Singapore-style (Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 171-198. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0732-1317(2010)0000019014

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