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"Corruption is a general concept describing any organized, interdependent system in which part of the system is either not performing duties it was originally intended to, or performing them in an improper way, to the detriment of the system's original purpose." [W]


Issuepedia's main interest in corruption has to do with the corruption of the tools and systems of governance, i.e. corruption of authority. This can be divided into two major categories: illegal corruption (bribery, extortion, etc.), and legal corruption (cronyism, nepotism, buying of influence).

Lessigian corruption is a specific subset of legal corruption, i.e. the legal buying of influence, typically via lobbyists.


to do

Need a page for "Lessigian corruption"; at least one of the filed links belongs there instead of here, along with the Lessig wiki link.



  • Wikipedia
  • ConservapediaConservapedia is an unreliable source.: one-sentence article (as of 2008-03-02); specifically refers to the non-Lessigian variety (illegal)
  • dKosopedia: no equivalent article (as of 2008-03-02), though many references
  • SourceWatch: stub article and a substantial category listing (as of 2008-03-02)
  • Lessig Wiki: specifically about Lessigian corruption

Filed Links

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