This article starts and concludes with the following sentence. “Governance and corruption are essentially about social organisation on a scale that ranges from very good governance to very bad governance.” Very good governance with reference government and organisations does not necessarily suggest the absence of corruption but very bad governance is typically characterised by serious corruption. It is good to focus on the definitions, approaches, perspectives and logics of corruption as long as they are appropriate. However, it is unfortunate when the purpose of managing corruption with anticorruption is often forgotten; the improvement of social organisation or maintaining high levels of it. Social organisation is the ‘collective action’ of two or more people. Continue reading
Since the widely preferred mode of organisation (partial or encompassing) for our “globalised political economy” in both public and private spheres is corruption, how are useful and successful anti-corruption programs going to produce “better governance” or “cleaner governance” or “good government” or “good corporations”? Who will implement and sustain these anti-corruption programs?