[Revised entry by Seumas Miller on October 13, 2023.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
The causes and effects of corruption, and how to combat corruption, are issues that have been very much on the national and international agendas of politicians and other policymakers in recent decades (Heidenheimer and Johnston 2002; Heywood 2018). Moreover, various historically influential philosophers, notably Plato (The Republic), Aristotle (The Politics), Machiavelli (The Prince and The Discourses), Hobbes (The Leviathan) and Montesquieu (The Spirit of the Laws),…
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