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Did British colonial rule in Africa foster a legacy of corruption among local elites?

Ali, Merima, Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge and Shifa, Abdulaziz B. (2020) Did British colonial rule in Africa foster a legacy of corruption among local elites? Africa at LSE (28 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Corruption is considered one of the main contributors to Africa’s development challenges, but less is known about the determinants of corruption and why the levels of corruption vary between countries. A new study finds that the legacy of colonial rule and its influence on local elites (chiefs) may be part of the explanation. The authors present empirical evidence that British colonial rule in Africa may have fostered the corruption of chiefs and undermined society’s trust in them.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 16:27
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2020 00:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107159

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