How does a society stop corruption? we know friends corruption is on the top now a days almost in every country i want to know how to stop this corruption from our country is governments...

How does a society stop corruption?

we know friends corruption is on the top now a days almost in every country i want to know how to stop this corruption from our country is governments responsible or we are responsible for this can we uproot this evill from our society i need your commonts

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Michael Ugulini eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The only sure way to stop corruption completely is to have governments and its citizens believe in and adhere to a common moral code. Corruption is a spiritual issue; it stems from greed and selfishness and thinks nothing of the common good.

It doesn't matter if there are oversight committees and checks and balances, and the like; there will always be corruption even if it's only one person, unless hearts change and all individuals accept and promote a set of values that do not tolerate corruption.

It all begins in the heart, and a myriad of rules, laws, and monitoring won't solve corruption. The way we think leads to actions - whether good or bad - so all corruption stems from thoughts. Those thoughts seek to circumvent the lawful way of doing things. Until we change our thoughts so that we focus on the common good - treating others as we wish to be treated - corruption will continue because human beings will continue to look for ways to take advantage of others.

wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would suggest that, sadly, corruption isn't likely to be stamped out completely.  It is part of human nature to be tempted by corruption, power, and easy money.  As long as some people have power over others, corruption will linger in some form or fashion.  With that said, I do agree that there are certainly steps that can be taken to avoid corruption as much as possible.  One tactic that can be effective is to spread power to more than just one person.  If one person has the authority to say yes or no, then they are far more likely to  have the opportunity to become corrupt.  If it takes several people to say yes or no, then there is less of a chance for corruption to take hold. 

trophyhunter1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As long as greed and envy exist, so will corruption. Even if people agree on a moral and value code, which is hard to do in a country were people are very diverse and opinions differ, it would still be hard to stop corruption. Someone may have motives that are not pure and will do something amoral for money or power. Money and power are strong motivators. People have a natural instinct for survival and if they can achieve more than mere survival, in fact, reach a level of ease and comfort, they may be persuaded to do something corrupt, that is in their best interests, not necessarily anyone else's.

rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Some sociologists and political scientists have argued that in some societies, a certain degree, and some types, of corruption are actually helpful--greasing the wheels of bureaucracies and drawing talented people to positions of public service. I'm not sure, I think the circumstances vary. But certainly eliminating corruption altogether seems impossible. Clear, simple rules and oversight resulting in consequences can help to create a culture and a climate where corruption is less likely. The light of day and public scrutiny can go a long way as well.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You should tell us which country is "our country" so we could know more about the specifics.  But with many countries, corruption comes from at least two sources.  First, there are too many regulations and too many licenses needed.  Each time a license is needed or a bureaucrat must be dealt with, a bribe can be demanded.  Second, the bureaucrats are badly paid.  This makes them more likely to be corrupted by money.  Fixing those two conditions would help reduce corruption in most countries.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As long as there is greed, there will be corruption.  One of the causes of corruption is inequality.  When people see that others have more than they do, they want more.  They will see that others are not acting ethically, so they will act unethically.  In a sense, corruption is contagious.  Usually it is more widespread in places where people look the other way, and have looked the other way. Stop looking the other way, and ignoring corruption, and you have the first step to ending it.

kavya--kammana | Student

ya to stop corruption first of all the people should have a burning desire to make the world anti-corrupt.

so the first thing is to create a promise in our mind that each individual should whole heartedly participate