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SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE PERVASIVENESS OF ENDEMIC CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

Omonijo, Dare Ojo and Nnedum, OOA and Uche, OOC SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE PERVASIVENESS OF ENDEMIC CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management United Kingdom., 1 (2). pp. 1-26. ISSN 2348 0386

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Abstract

This study uses social perspectives to examine the pervasiveness of corruption in Nigeria. The focal perspectives include Functionalism, Marxism, Differential Association, and Elite theory to mention but a few.In the course of analyzing these paradigms, it was discovered that none of these approaches could adequately account for the pervasiveness of corruption found in the country, but it was established that each of them explains the social reality of corruption within its scope. Moreover, the study employed secondary data, collected from textbooks, internet materials, newspapers and magazines, journals, articles, etc via a systematic qualitative content analysis, in dealing with these perspectives and other issues relating to forms, which Nigerians are using to perpetuate corruption and measures that have been hitherto put in place to curtail its escalation since Nigeria‟s political independence. Finally, the study explores the anecdotal bulk of issues leading to the pervasiveness of corruption in the country which hang around leadership and systemic failure mechanisms. In view of this, the study epitomizes asymptom that something has gone wrong with the critical management of the Nigerian State and recommends ways of correcting, modifying and reconditioning the bifurcating malaise of

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mr. Dare Ojo Omonijo
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 11:50
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 12:44
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2632

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