Corruption as a global threat to sustainable development: a view from Russia
The goal of the article is to identify factors that turn corruption into the main threat to sustainable development of the modern society. As a result of the study, the mechanism of the reproduction of modern corruption practices in various countries has been revealed, the reasons for the inefficiency of the anti-corruption policy have been detected, and the areas of further research in this area have been identified. The specifics of the corruption reproduction mechanism in the modern Russia have been identified in the context of global trends in corruption manifestations, an analysis of the corruption practices dynamics has been provided, and suggestions and recommendations for improving the mechanism for combating corruption have been formulated. The key conclusion is that the main factor in the corruption reproduction mechanism in Russia is ambivalence of consciousness as a form of corruption perception, which combines its rejection and moral justification as follows: "corruption is immoral but yet acceptable in a consumer society where everyone solves problems as they can".
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