Who rules Nigeria?
This project is a policy-oriented study on the political economy of Nigeria, describing the process of elite formation and exploring the characteristics of its ruling elite: its interests and the connections between them, position the ruling elite along Nigeria’s basic socio-cultural cleavages (north-south, geopolitical zones, religion and ethnicity) and along economic cleavages (rural-urban and income differences, class, occupation, and insiders-outsiders in terms of patronage and favoritism)., and explore a number of topics directly related to the economic interests of the ruling elite and to the role the country’s vast oil wealth plays in elite formation.
The study is commissioned by NOREF on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
European colonization and the corruption of local elites: the case of chiefs in Africa
Merima Ali, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Abdulaziz Shifa
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Stuck in Transition: Political Corruption as Power Abuse
Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation
Corruption in universities: Paths to integrity in the higher education subsector
Elite behaviour and citizen mobilization
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig
European Journal of Political Research
Customers play an important role in shaping firms’ VAT compliance
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cecilia Kagoma, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen & Vincent Somville
Clergy in Politics: The Opportunistic Engagement of Faith-Based Organisations in Malawi's Politics
Joseph Chunga; Arne Tostensen
Journal of Religion in Africa