Political Corruption in Africa
Extraction and Power Preservation

This book is analysing 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.


1. Extractive and Power-Preserving Political Corruption. Inge Amundsen
2. Political Corruption and the Limits of Anti-Corruption Activism in Ghana. Kofi Takyi Asante and Moses Khisa
3. Big Men and Poor Voters: Political Corruption and Elections in Kenya. Michelle D’Arcy
4. Congenitally Conjoined and Inseparable: Politics and Corruption in Nigeria. Emmanuel Oladipo Ojo, Vaclav Prusa, Inge Amundsen
5. Inclusive Co-optation and Political Corruption in Uganda. Moses Khisa
6. The ‘Secret Loans Affair’ and Political Corruption in Mozambique. Adriano Nuvunga and Aslak Orre
7. Political Parties, Campaign Financing and Political Corruption in Malawi. Boniface Dulani
8. Political Corruption and State Capture in South Africa. Trevor Budhram
9. Stuck in Transition: Political Corruption as Power Abuse.Inge Amundsen

The book will be available from the publisher, Edward Elgar Publ., in November 2019, here.


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