The 'perfect injustice': is Australia more corrupt than we think?

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Abstract

In the wake of allegations of sports corruption across all codes in Australia, the ICAC investigation into alleged corruption by Eddie Obeid and his associates, ongoing police corruption and corruption in Customs, this aricle examines the philosophy and ethics of corruption based on the Myth of Gyges in Plato's Republic. Plato's concept of a Perfect Injustice (appearing just when one is not) can explain the phenomenon and motivation for acts of corruption.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Conversation
Place of PublicationSydney, NSW, Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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