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"Korruption i Demokratiska Republiken Kongo": En kvalitativ studie om konsekvenserna av Korruption i Kongo
University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Human Rights.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Corruption in Democratic Republic of Congo : A study of the social consequences of corruption (English)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this study is to investigate how the corruption in the capital city (Kinshasa) of Democratic Republic of Congo (hereafter Congo) affects the inhabitants of the country, how common corruption is in Congo and how the people living in the country suffer from corruption. The secondary purpose of the paper was to investigate the consequences of corruption for those living in the country.The argumentation is analyzed by a semi-qualitative method using a questionnaire with quantitative and qualitative (open) questions answered by residents in the capital city of Congo. Kinshasa is a city characterized by great contrasts. In the city of Kinshasa there are areas with luxury residential neighborhoods, business areas and several universities, but also large and rapidly growing areas where poor people live. Residents from these two different areas of Kinshasa have been asked.The primary data analysis showed that the participants living in the poorer areas, to a greater extent than those living in the prosperous areas, find it common for corruption in Kinshasa to occur. They also argue that society is overcoming the problems of corruption in Kinshasa and that they suffer from corruption in Kinshasa to a greater extent than those living in the prosperous areas. The results of the survey also show that participants from both groups experience that corruption in common in the everyday life and that society oversees with the problems of corruption in Kinshasa. They find that corruption is something that belongs to everyday life, both in the working life and in the everyday life.. They also believe that they are having difficulties in getting their fundamental rights satisfied due to corruption.The conclusions that can be drawn from the survey are that the results are consistent with the situation in Congo described today. The people of Congo are still very vulnerable to the country's situation and widespread corruption. There is no well-functioning system, and those who have a higher position in society use daily corrupt methods to govern society. Civil society in the country is very weak and needs support, especially with regard to civil and human rights. The underlying causes of human rights violations are the country's widespread corruption

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2018. , p. 37
Keywords [sv]
Korruption; Kongo; mänskliga rättigheter; kvalitativ metod
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-120OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-120DiVA, id: diva2:1214516
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Human Rights
Educational program
Bachelor’s Programme in Human Rights
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Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved

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