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Political corruption and hunger in the developing world


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  • Most of the communities in India (such as Bengali), are succumbed in 'Culture of Poverty'(a theory introduced by an American anthropologist Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is at all ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous absorption of common space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold. Simply depriving their(the children) fundamental rights of a decent, caring society, fearless & dignified living. Do not ever look for any other positive alternative behaviour (values) to perform human way of parenthood, i.e. deliberately co-parenting of those children those are born out of ignorance, real poverty. All of us are being driven only by the very animal instinct. If the Bengali people ever be able to bring that genuine freedom (from vicious cycle of 'poverty') in their own life/attitude, involve themselves in 'Production of Space’(Henri Lefebvre), at least initiate a movement by heart, decent & dedicated Politics will definitely come up.
    - Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee Lane, Howrah-711101, India.
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Political corruption and hunger in the developing world

  1. 1. Political corruption and hunger in the developing world<br />Presentation By Destery Hildenbrand<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Define corruption<br />Areas of corruption<br />Internal effects<br />International aid<br />Effects of corruption on hunger<br />Poor always suffer the most<br />Future Prevention<br />International assistance<br />
  3. 3. What is Corruption?<br /><ul><li>“Abuse of authority for private gain” (Tucker, 2009)</li></ul>Prominent since the 1990’s<br />Globally recognized<br />Different levels<br />Petty Corruption<br />Grand Corruption<br />Prevalence and scope<br />Kenya bribes<br />Aid in vs. corrupt money out<br />
  4. 4. Areas of Corruption<br />International Aid<br />Political agendas<br />Black market<br />40% of India&apos;s economic output (Nagarajan, 2001)<br />Not taxes = No money for social development<br />Internal effects<br />Public services<br />Underdevelopment<br />
  5. 5. Areas of Corruption Cont.<br /><ul><li>Zimbabwe
  6. 6. Extreme corruption
  7. 7. 95% unemployment
  8. 8. India
  9. 9. Political system
  10. 10. Support corrupt leaders</li></ul>The plight of Zimbabwe under the rule of Robert Mugabe. In Zimbabwe corruption is at a very high level.<br />Click movie To play<br />
  11. 11. Areas of Corruption Cont.<br />I would go to the length of giving the whole congress a decent burial, rather than put up with the corruption that is rampant.&quot; --- Mahatma Gandhi May 1939<br />
  12. 12. Corruption and Hunger<br />Corruption = High food prices = Hunger<br />Aid efforts fail<br />Poor Hit Hardest<br />
  13. 13. What can be done<br />Policies and law<br />Fair contracting<br />Raise awareness<br />International Media<br />Transparency<br />
  14. 14. Works Cited<br />1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - Hypocrisy Watch Robert Mugabe.Perf. David Shuster. MSNBC. 2009.<br />&quot;A glimmer of hope for Africa.&quot; Lancet (June 2005).<br />Adusei, Lord Aikins. Switzerland: A Parasite Feeding on Poor African and Third World Countries? Wednesday June 2009. 7th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Braimah, Sulemana. Why Foreign Aid has Failed to Develop Africa. 27 May 2009. 7th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Elliot, john. &quot;India scandal won&apos;t spark reforms.&quot; 23rd January 2009. 7th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Gloster-Coates, Patricia and Linda Quest. &quot;KLEPTOCRACY: CURSE OF DEVELOPMENT.&quot; International Social Science Review (2005): p3-19.<br />Heineman, Ben W and Fritz Heimann. &quot;The Long War Against Corruption.&quot; Foreign Affairs (2006): 75-86.<br />Hors, Irène. Fighting corruption in the developing countries. April 2000. 7th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Johnson, Dan. &quot;Progress Against Corruption.&quot; Futurist (2002): P12.<br />Muponda, Gilbert. &quot;Corruption driving Zimbabwe&apos;s inflation.&quot; 1st December 2008. 7th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Norgaard, kim. Aid group: Missing cash hits Zimbabwe&apos;s malaria fight. 3rd November 2008. 7th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi. Corruption in a Developing Country Context. 25th July 2007. 8th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Upadhyay, R. &quot;Political Corruption in India: An Analysis.&quot; 30th March 2003. South Asia Analysis Group. 8th October 2009 &lt;;.<br />Vittal, Nagarajan. &quot;Corruption and the State India, Technology, and Transparency.&quot; Harvard International Review 23.3 (Fall2001): p20.<br />