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Moral Economies of Corruption: State Formation and Political Culture in Nigeria

Steven Pierce
Format
Book; Computer Resource; Manuscript/Archive; Online; EBook
Published
London : Knowledge Unlatched, c2016.
Durham, N.C., : Duke University Press, c2016.
Language
English
Variant Title
Moral Economies of Corruption, State Formation and Political Culture in Nigeria
ISBN
9780822374541 (e-ISBN), 9780822360919 (pbk-ISBN), 9780822360773 (print-ISBN)
Abstract
Nigeria is famous for "419" emails asking recipients for bank account information and for scandals involving the disappearance of billions of dollars from government coffers. Corruption permeates even minor official interactions, from traffic control to university admissions. In Moral Economies of Corruption Steven Pierce provides a cultural history of the last 150 years of corruption in Nigeria as a case study for considering how corruption plays an important role in the processes of political change in all states. He suggests that corruption is best understood in Nigeria, as well as in all other nations, as a culturally contingent set of political discourses and historically embedded practices. The best solution to combatting Nigerian government corruption, Pierce contends, is not through attempts to prevent officials from diverting public revenue to self-interested ends, but to ask how public ends can be served by accommodating Nigeria's history of patronage as a fundamental political principle.
In Moral Economies of Corruption Steven Pierce provides a cultural history of the last 150 years of corruption in Nigeria as a case study for considering corruption's dynamic nature, finding it to be a culturally contingent set of political discourses and historically embedded practices. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.
Contents
  • A tale of two emirs : colonialism and bureaucratizing emirates, 1900-1948
  • The political time : ethnicity and violence, 1948-1970
  • Oil and the "army arrangement" : corruption and the petro-state, 1970-1999
  • Moral economies of corruption
  • Nigerian corruption and the limits of the state.
Description
1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables.
Mode of access: Internet.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Other Forms
Also issued in print and PDF version.
Terms of Use
CC BY-NC-ND.
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