Public corruption is generally viewed as an obstacle to the development of a country. Many governments international organizations and aid agencies as well as donor-states have special agendas to fight the problem. Yet in the countries with high levels of corruption arguments have been made that because corruption is pervasive it has to have some benefit. While definitely not something to be proud of public corruption is seen as an unavoidable side effect of development (International Debate Education 2011 p. 63).
Write a 3-page critical essay addressing the following claim about corruption:
Corruption is a Western concept and is not applicable to traditional societies where corruption does not have such a negative meaning. Many traditional societies with a gift culture have a different understanding of civil responsibilities and etiquette. The social structure and political traditions of many countries are based on the beneficial exchange of rewards for services rendered and cannot survive in its absence (International Debate Education 2011 p. 63 ).
Answer the following questions in your essay: