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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: Any comments regarding Islamic political Corruption

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Feb 17, 2006 at 18:04

There are studies out there about the intersection of culture/nation states and corruption...and, in fact, cultures can be rated with respect to corruption...(I suspect one could critique the methodologies used to rate the cultures..) One text I read on this topic was entitled: *Culture Matters* -- according to the authors, the least corrupt nations were in northern Europe --Norway, for example...some of the "worst offenders" were countries such as India...(lots of bribery, zero accountability, no enforcement of existing laws, and so on.) I also believe you could do a google search to find the ratings on corruption for specific countries...(Canada, btw, does not rate all that high...)

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