Corrupción y rendición de cuentas

  1. Mora Molina, Juan Jesús
Derechos y libertades: Revista de Filosofía del Derecho y derechos humanos

ISSN: 1133-0937

Year of publication: 2014

Year: 18

Issue: 30

Pages: 145-172

Type: Article

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Democracy, sooner or later, has to face corruption. Its survival will depend on both the decisions made by governments and the effectiveness of the steps taken to held incumbents and officials accountable. In truth, we cannot offer universally valid explanations to throw light on abuse of power or on appropriation of public goods for private benefit, because corruption is shown up in several ways. It is in doubt that the efforts of designing an ideal-type could help a lot, because the amount of cleavages on which different democracies� institutions are built discloses characteristics unique to them and makes criteria of malfeasance shifted from one polity to another. Consequently, that plurality of views encourages Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy approaches as suitable and essential ones.

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