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Gambling against the Kenyan state

Schmidt, Mario (2020) Gambling against the Kenyan state. Africa at LSE (24 Jan 2020), pp. 1-10. Blog Entry.

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After spending several months with gamblers in Kenya, Mario Schmidt finds that many people see their activity as a legitimate attempt to make a living in an economy that does not offer stable employment. Gambling can be seen as an act against the economy, Schmidt argues, in which wealth is not based upon merit but accumulated in a non-transparent way through corruption, inheritance and theft.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2020 14:00
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 23:26

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