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Title:Corruption, good governance and the African state: a critical analysis of the political-economic foundations of corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author:Ganahl, Joseph Patrick
Year:2013
ISSN:2196-9302
Issue:2
Pages:300
Language:English
Series:Potsdam economic studies
City:Potsdam
Publisher:Potsdam University Press
ISBN:9783869562483
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:corruption
governance
politics
economic conditions
Link:https://publishup.uni-potsdam.de/opus4-ubp/frontdoor/index/index/docId/6664
Abstract:African states are often called corrupt indicating that the political system in Africa differs from the one prevalent in the economically advanced democracies. This however does not give us any insight into what makes corruption the ruling norm of African statehood. Thus we must turn to the overly neglected theoretical work on the political economy of Africa in order to determine how the poverty of governance in Africa is firmly anchored both in Africa's domestic socioeconomic reality, as well as in the region's role in the international economic order. Instead of focusing on increased monitoring, enforcement and formal democratic procedures, this book integrates economic analysis with political theory in order to arrive at a better understanding of the political-economic roots of corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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