Kakistocracy : Rule of the Unprincipled, Unethical and Unqualified

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Corruption is a betrayal of public trust; kakistocracy is the raging torrent gushing acts of betrayal. Kakistocratic behavior makes corruption intractable and betrayal as an effective tool of the trade. Corruption persists because of the hegemony of kakistocratic leaders in all types of organizations in the Philippines. However, almost all of corruption cases only end up in dragging perfunctory investigations or used as political commodity. They unfortunately fail to elevate into serious intellectual discourse that allow for theoretical abstraction and meaningful insights for reform. This paper digs deeper into the untold middle-and high-level corruption stories from a lens of betrayal theory for theoretical abstraction, as well as generate meaningful insights for anticorruption initiatives through a citizenship as a countervailing power is juxtaposed to challenge corruption and betrayal. A betrayal theory will look at the various stakes and roles of actors, notions and elements of betrayal, techniques and modus operandi, as well as the pains and struggles of the betrayed through careful case documentation and analysis of their lived experiences.

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Corruption is a betrayal of public trust; kakistocracy is the raging torrent gushing acts of betrayal. Kakistocratic behavior makes corruption intractable and betrayal as an effective tool of the trade. Corruption persists because of the hegemony of kakistocratic leaders in all types of organizations in the Philippines. However, almost all of corruption cases only end up in dragging  perfunctory investigations or used as political commodity. They unfortunately fail to elevate into serious intellectual discourse that allow for theoretical abstraction and meaningful insights for reform. This paper digs deeper into the untold middle-and high-level corruption stories from a lens of betrayal theory for theoretical abstraction, as well as generate meaningful insights for anticorruption initiatives through a citizenship as a countervailing power is juxtaposed to challenge corruption and betrayal. A betrayal theory will look at the various stakes and roles of actors, notions and elements of betrayal, techniques and modus operandi, as well as the pains and struggles of the betrayed through careful case documentation and analysis of their lived experiences.

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Source JournalMindanao Law Journal
Journal VolumeMindanao Law Journal Vol.3 No.3
AuthorsRonnie v. Amorado Ph.D
Page Count6
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateOctober 1, 2011
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