In order to have clean, impartial, and effective governance, one needs to go beyond the domain of the state for initiating reform. Much work needs to be done at the societal level on the issues of values and norms. Such work should be the responsibility of social leaders trusted by the people. Only social leaders can talk about higher motives and goals beyond what a personal utility maximizing political and economic man or woman (including the king) does, and inspire the society. Unfortunately, in the age of politics and power and consultants and experts, social leadership is a vanishing vocation.
Nepal Study Center, University of New Mexico, USA
Panday, Devendra Raj. "Democracy and Corruption." (2005). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nsc_liberal_democracy/7