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论腐败的影响

华盛顿—教皇方济各腐败是“人类的坏疽”。美国国务卿克里腐败是“激进化因素”,因为它“摧毁对合法权威的信仰”。英国首相卡梅伦腐败是“时代进步的最大敌人之一”。

简言之,腐败是为了个人利益而滥用公权。领导人们日益认识到,腐败是对社会发展,人类尊严和全球安全的威胁。在5月12日的伦敦反腐败峰会上,世界领导人以及来自商界和公民社会的代表将迎来对这一认识有所行动的关键机会。

纵观历史和各种文化,腐败无不受到谴责。它的历史和政府一样久远,但和其他犯罪一样,它在过去几十年里变得越来越复杂,给无数无辜公民的福祉和尊严带来了灾难性的影响。

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