Publisher: University of Calabar

The Indispensability of Moral Principles In Governance

M. E. Abam
KEYWORDS: THE INDISPENSABILiTY OF MORAL PRINCIPLES IN GOVERNANCE

ABSTRACT:

This article focuses on the problem of governance currently afflicting many parts of Africa. The faiLure of governance in some African states have assumed life threatening dimensions that have led to armed conflicts, extensive human suffering, social instability and insecurity, to mention but a few. These problems have led to the negation of African potentials for development. More importantly, the problem of governance in Africa has on various occasions threatened to cause the total collapse of some African states and the dissolution of society. At the core of this problem is the ethical lack on the part of those that champion the governance of most African states. Consequently, there is the need to connect morality and governance. This article adopts the analytical and conceptual account procedures in achieving its goal. it seeks to provide a dearer definition of the problematic and more essentially, to outline the major research perspective on the issue.   



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