Corruption and Integrity in Countries

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Essay #: 054043
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Corruption and Integrity in Countries
Iraq and Afghanistan are at the lowest end of the global corruption chart. Denmark and New Zealand are tied for number one as the least corrupt countries. The United States is listed as 18th globally (“Global corruption Report 2009,” 2009).
Corruption is mostly assessed in the private sector where bribes influence public policy. When public policy is influenced citizens become exploited. Public policy consists of laws and regulations that influence the financial outcomes of exporting and importing products and services (“Global corruption Report 2009,” 2009).
When a country is corrupt, offers are made to corruption-free companies to do business. The premium for agreeing to do business in a corrupt...
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..... the man; it is the man who corrupts the government (“Transparency International releases latest corrupt countries list,” 2002).
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Mostaghim, R. (2009). Politics-Iran: Corruption Eats into Roots
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Transparency International releases latest corrupt countries
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