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Royal University of Phnom Penh Institute of Foreign Languages Department of International Studies

Critical Literature Review

Corruption and Poverty

By Chea Vimean, Khun Chankanha, Mao Monivann

Research in International Studies ISP A3.1 Instructor: Sopha Ratana

May 18, 2012

Corruption and Poverty A3.1 CONTENT Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….03 Defining Corruption……………………………………………………………………………………………………………04 Defining Poverty ………………………………………………………………………………..………………….………….05 Relationship between Poverty and Corruption ……………………………….………………………………….06 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….09 References………………………………………………………………………………….........................................10

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Corruption and Poverty A3.1 Introduction Corruption is commonly accepted as the main factor causing poverty. Poverty and corruption are widely believed as closely related. Most popular beliefs suggest that corruption is the biggest obstacle for a country struggling for political, economic and social change in search for socio-economic development. The impacts on investment, growth, expenditure and economic distribution have been studied by many researchers to investigate the efficient implications of corruption. A number of studies have been conducted to examine the relationship between poverty and corruption trying to identify the way that poverty and corruption really interact, bring about the awareness of the effects on politics, society, and economy produced by the corruption, and the strategies to fight against corruption as the integrated part for poverty reduction. However, this literature review aims to examine various studies on the linkage between corruption and poverty in order to answer the question “Is Corruption the biggest Problem of poverty? This literature review will help enhance more understanding on the nature of corruption and the way that it is linked to poverty. In addition, this topic is worth doing...