Corruption in Morocco Essay

Ranked 80 out of 182 country, Morocco is at the margin compared to some Arab country like United Arab Emirates 28 (Spain 31), Qatar ranked 22 (France 25, USA 24). When we see than all the Scandinavian country are all in the top 10, because they share the same believe same culture and same ethics concerning business. Whereas, the majority of Arab country have the same common believe, ethics principal, culture (Hosted rank them as one entity), language, and religion; therefore, they have to be closer in term of ranking for corruption as the Scandinavian country.

However, it is not so what makes performing better than some UE country and other like country in war. It is money, and the income per capita the main problem or the sentence. We will analyze the origin, the consequence on the economy, and provide some suggestion for this damaging virus of the society and the economy. If we consider Morocco and the second best Arab country in term of corruption we can see in the graph below that they have the same value for masculinity, collectivism; in addition, Morocco have better value concerning power distance, and uncertainty avoidance.

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For a western point of view having a low uncertainty avoidance mean the willingness to take more risk by searching, and investing in new idea; however, can this low uncertainty avoidance explain that Moroccan are more attracted to risk in business and are more willing to use corruption without taking in consideration the risk of this previous action. Or, corruption can be a tool to invest quickly in innovative idea by having less uncertainty they are more willing to invest and develop there project without paying more attention to the consequence of their action.

Fir a historical perspective we need to consider how different factors that have influenced the country to arrive at this situation where a recent and young country like Qatar with no history became better ranked than a country with more than 1200 years of history. We can consider than since the independence the corruption was used as a tool to control the country and secure the position of the monarchy. The King Hassan II developed a fantastic machine called corruption to ensure a total obedience from it follow, and specially generals, public official, urban and rural elite.

Therefore, corruption was not just tolerated but actually used and promoted by the ruling power. This encouraged a immoral way of behavior of the majority of Moroccan use of corruption was the unique source of power and a tool to protect the family and the friends knowing that it is a collectivist society and based on the ethical relativism theory that show that the Moroccan have adapted the corruption as being normal and no longer consider it as bad wrong universal behavior. To prove that Morocco was ranked the most corrupted with Belarus concerning “Public Officials and Civil Servants” (by Transparency).

The population created their own way of judgment that reflect the their attachment and respect of older and more powerful person so if the role model are doing it it is good and it is not considered any more as a bad behavior. This can also follow the Kaler theory by avoiding harm and providing benefit for the person and more essentially all the population consider it as a good tool. Starting from the King who will use the last theory by providing good for others he is doing he have given a proper excuse to legitimate the use of corruption.


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