It is thought to be one of the principal causes of poverty around the globe.
Its significance in the contemporary world cannot be overestimated.
Such type of corruption creates a hole like tumor and paralyze society, affected it to the worst.
No society should think of development if its officials are corrupt.
Corruption: A Very Short Introduction notes that corruption is as old as humanity itself, and then considers why the international community has only highlighted it as a problem in the past two decades.
It explores the phenomenon from several different perspectives, from the cultural differences affecting how corruption is defined, its impact, its various causes, and the possible remedies.
It is like a virus, which, if not eliminated, has the power to destroy an entire nation.
The degree of impact of corruption on the lives of people and the society depends on how far this scourge has spread across a nation.
Any society that want to see a positive change and is willing to accept corruption-free people should think of living in a developed society else everything is a dream.
Societies filled with corruption look for taking advantages of the people.