Book Political corruption in Africa : extraction and power preservation / edited by Inge Amundsen.
Associated Name: Amundsen, Inge, editor, contributor.
Publication year: 
Call Number JQ1875.A55 P65 2019
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ;Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781788972512 1788972511
Extent: xiv, 201 pages ; 22 cm
"Analyzing political corruption as a distinct but separate entity from bureaucratic corruption, this timely book separates these two very different social phenomena in a way that is often overlooked in contemporary studies. Chapters argue that political corruption includes two basic, critical and related processes : extractive and power-preserving corruption. Evaluating seven key case studies, the book illustrates the theoretical basis of corruption and provides a political economy analysis of the topic, using examples from Sub-Saharan Africa. Outlining how and who is involved, these cases explore the present conditions that enable political corruption. The book highlights how political corruption undermines the political will to curb corruption, a key area that traditional anti-corruption efforts have failed in. A pertinent and forward-thinking contribution to the field, this will be of interest to those working in anti-corruption, including in aid agencies, national NGOs and government agencies. It will also be useful to development studies, development economics and political theory scholars." -- Back cover.
Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Extractive and power-preserving political corruption / Inge Amundsen -- Political corruption and the limits of anti-corruption activism in Ghana / Kofi Takyi Asante and Moses Khisa -- "Big men" and poor voters : political corruption and elections in Kenya / Michelle D'Arcy -- Congenitally conjoined and inseparable : politics and corruption in Nigeria / Emmanuel Oladipo Ojo, Vaclav Prusa and Inge Amundsen -- Inclusive co-optation and political corruption in Museveni's Uganda / Moses Khisa -- The "secret loans affair" and political corruption in Mozambique / Adriano Nuvunga and Aslak Orre -- Political parties, campaign financing and political corruption in Malawi / Boniface Dulani -- Political corruption and state capture in South Africa / Trevor Budhram -- Stuck in transition : political corruption as power abuse / Inge Amundsen.