Elucidating the Role of Human Governance to Eradicate Corruption

Noor N. A. M., Mohsin A. M. A., Khalid S. N. A.

International Conference on Business and Technology (ICBT), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 07 November 2021, vol.487, pp.715-727 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 487
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-08084-5_52
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.715-727
  • Keywords: Corruption, Education of soul, Human governance, VIRTUE, ARISTOTLE
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Corruption is considered a major issue and is faced by many countries, big and small. Efforts have been taken and multiple initiatives have been implemented to reduce this global problem but unfortunately, reports from various studies show that these efforts are ineffective. A person's character, good or bad is said to be the reflection of the state of his soul. Consciences, virtues and ethical behaviour are also believed to be located in the human soul and any damage to the soul results in immoral behaviours such as corruption. Hence, understanding the role of soul in the human body allows for a deeper understanding on how this spiritual element shapes human behaviour. First introduced in 2008, human governance is seen as the pathway to increase compliance and eradicate corruption. It discusses the principle of human beings going back to their essential nature. In essence, it differentiates human beings and being human. Hence, in order to see its importance in eradicating corrupt behaviour, it is important to first understand the concept underlying human governance, human models, and human soul. It provides an in-depth insight on the effectiveness of the concept of human governance in eradicating corrupt behaviours by going back to the essence of humans, a being with a soul.