A comparative study of Behavioral Patterns of Corruption among Public Servants: A policy implication of Mexico
- A comparative study of Behavioral Patterns of Corruption among Public Servants: A policy implication of Mexico
- DAMASO LOPEZ, LUCERO
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- KDI School of Public Policy and Management
- This research project concerns the study of behavior patterns assumed by the public servants in the Public sector when performing corrupt practices affecting the economic development of the governance system of a country. The behavior patterns are based on moral principles and professional ethics governing the actions of human beings in a society. Also as a society, a system of government is controlled b y regulations that govern the processes and activities of public servants with the objective to fulfill the statutes and goals for implementing the action plan for society.
When these governance standards and moral principles are altered voluntarily by public officials to gain individual favor or extra economic income, it is considered that they are making corrupt practices; for example bribery, diversion of funds, and collusion, which are executed by public officials. We test the hypothesis “A” that corruption in the government sector is caused by the behavior of public servants under manipulation of higher hierarchies, who have the power to violate government rules, obtaining gains and sharing then between all or some of the involved in the corrupt act. The alternative hypothesis “B” states that the corruption is caused by the individual behavior of public servants who have enough power. The study is based on analyzing the questionnaire obtained from different hierarchical levels, which belong to the government system of Mexico and other countries from four continents.
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