Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2019
Volume: 14
Issue: 6
Page No. 183 - 191

The Impact of Corruption on the External Environment in Palestine

Authors : Eman Sheloo Ismail Iriqat

Abstract: This study aimed to identify the repercussions of corruption on the external environment in the state of Palestine by answering the following question: to what extent did corruption affect the external environment in Palestine? In order to answer the study question, the researcher relied on the qualitative method through interviewing. The study population consisted of all employees in the non-ministerial public institutions and the Palestinian private sector. The sample was recruited based on the purposeful sampling procedure to perform the study. The study revealed many results as follows: the impact of corruption on the economic environment in Palestine to a medium degree, the results of the study showed that the Palestinian society suffers from the impact of corruption to a high degree on the social environment. Regarding the domain of the repercussions of corruption on the political environment in Palestine, the results of the study showed a high response. The results of the study also found that the impact of corruption on the legal environment in Palestine is high. The results of the study showed that corruption affected the cultural environment in Palestine to a medium degree. The results of the study showed that the impact of corruption on the external environment from the point of view of employees with high response reflects the lack of trust among the citizens and the state. The study introduced several recommendations, the most important of which were: the cabinet’s demand that a national strategic plan be adopted across sectors to enhance the anti-corruption efforts and the need to reform the Palestinian tax system through issuing simple and modern legislation and establishing the principle of taxes for services. And therefore, the need to work towards the adoption of a comprehensive plan of action by the Council of Ministers on the rationalization of public expenditure and raise awareness of the community on corruption issues and the mechanism to participate in combating and reporting thereon, rebuilding a social and economic system based on social justice and the need for the judiciary to exercise its role as required by the provisions of the constitution and the law and to build an independent judiciary and take into account the necessary separation between the authorities in the political system and activate mutual control between them and work on the need to activate the role of the Legislative Council because of its vital role in the control of the executive authority, in addition to the implementation of further research on the phenomenon of corruption and its implications in the state of Palestine.

How to cite this article:

Eman Sheloo Ismail Iriqat , 2019. The Impact of Corruption on the External Environment in Palestine. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 183-191.

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