Corruption in Africa

Corruption in Africa : Causes Consequences, and Cleanups

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Corruption in Africa makes a significant contribution to the study of the impacts and eradication of corruption in African societies. John Mukum Mbaku offers a comprehensive analysis of the causes of public malfeasance in African countries and provides a number of practical and effective policy options for change. This book demonstrates the destructive relationship between corruption and the abrogation of economic freedoms and entrepreneurship, a system that has clearly left Africa as one of the most deprived regions in the world. Utilizing the tools of public choice theory, Mbaku emphasizes the important role that institutions have in corruption control and he recommends reconstructive democratic constitutions as the most effective means of development. Until African states provide their people with institutional arrangements that adequately constrain the state and enhance wealth production, the living standards in the continent will continue to deteriorate. Corruption in Africa is a fascinating and informative text that will appeal to those interested in African studies and developmental policies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 402 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 34mm | 557.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739113178
  • 9780739113172

About Professor John Mukum Mbaku

John Mukum Mbaku is professor in the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics at Weber State University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 General Introduction Chapter 2 Bureaucratic and Political Corruption: Definitions and Measurement Chapter 3 Corruption in Africa: An Overview of Causes and Country Experiences Chapter 4 The Impact of Corruption on the African Economies Chapter 5 The International Dimension of Corruption Chapter 6 Corruption Cleanups in Africa: Traditional Approaches Chapter 7 Corruption Cleanups in Africa: Lessons from Public Choice Theory Chapter 8 Corruption Cleanups in Africa: The Role of Institutions Chapter 9 Corruption Cleanups in Africa: Public Financial Management Chapter 10 Corporate Governance and Corruption Chapter 11 Corruption Cleanups in Africa: A Critique of Advice from Institutional Experts Chapter 12 Democratic Constitution Making and State Reconstruction in Africa: Challenges and Prospectsshow more

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