According to Thomas Kliche, former publisher of the Journal for Political Psychology and the chairman of the politics working group of the German Psychological Association, one of the leading causes of political corrupti... More » Government & Politics Crime

Greed, the desire for power and the wish to advance oneself in society are primary reasons for corruption. Corruption typically flourishes in societies in which there is a high value placed on money, power and station in... More » Government & Politics Crime

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