Accession Number : ADA600673


Title :   The Hippo Generation and the Vampire State: The Impact of Corruption on Failing Nations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Germano, Kate I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600673.pdf


Report Date : 13 Apr 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : This research project represents an attempt to gain an understanding of corruption. In order to do so, first, the meaning of corruption as it pertains to society and governance must be fully defined. This also requires us to determine if corruption is endemic to a country due to culture or religion, or if it simply becomes an institutionalized means of survival as a result of sustained turmoil and a high level poverty within the country. In order to ascertain why corruption is such a destabilizing force, we must also assess the impact of corruption on the citizens of a given nation and determine whether the impact on the populace can be quantified in terms of human development. Second, we must ascertain the significance of corruption by determh'1ing if there is a measurable link between corruption and state failure. Finally, we must assess what the implications of corruption are for the international community.


Descriptors :   *CRIMINAL CORRUPTION , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , CULTURE , RELIGION , SURVIVAL(GENERAL) , TERRORISM


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE