Role of Religion and Traditions in Prevention of Corruption


Corruption, Anti-Corruption, Religious Laws, Perceived Norms, and Corrupt Practices.


Corruption is the issue for the economic decline of any country. The public and private sector departments in Iraq are involved in corruption and misusing of resources of the country. The purpose of this study is to understand to what extent the religion and the traditions of the society can reduce the rate of corruption in Iraq. The data for this study was taken from secondary resources available in existing studies and current newspapers. This study demonstrates with the help of religious values and social traditions, corruption can be reduced in Iraq. The findings of this study emphasize the role of religious leaders and religious teachings to preach religious values and laws to prohibit corruption. The implications of this study can be generalized all over the world to end corruption with the help of religion and tradition. This study also provides significant future directions for future studies to work on the novel and unique ideas and the corruption in Iraq.