Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it's the only thing that ever has. –Margaret Mead
Effective change begins at the grassroot-level by empowering citizen activists to battle against the inequitable acquisition of resources by unjust means—i.e. corruption. The fusion of academic knowledge (principles) and practical application (practices) provides the training and tools necessary to initiate seismic social change. Consequently, UNISHKA’s most important work is civil society empowerment through the training of Anti-Corruption Principles and Practices.
Anti-Corruption Studies (ACS) is emerging as a separate interdisciplinary subject that lives in the chasm between the social sciences and the humanities, with deep roots in both. From the social sciences, ACS draws upon Anthropology, Economics, Education, Law, Linguistics, Political Theory, Psychology, and Sociology. The cornerstones of Anti-Corruption Studies, however, are founded on the Humanities: Philosophy, Ethics, Religion and History. When combined with Formal Sciences (Statistics, Systems Theory, and Decision Theory), you have what can only be categorized as a new subject: Anti-Corruption Studies.
It is through Anti-Corruption Studies that UNISHKA empowers civil society activists and organizations to enhance equitability and improve the provisioning of public services for the people.