Interrogating Our Past: Colonialism and Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.contributor.author Mulinge, Munyae M.
dc.contributor.author Lestedi, Gwen
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-21T10:58:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-21T10:58:17Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.issn 1027-0353
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/353
dc.description A Journal article by Prof. Munyae Mulinge a Lecturer at the School of Humanities and social Sciences at United states International University - Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract One of the major impediments to economic, Social and political development in African is corruption. Although there is an extensive literature explaining the entrenchment of this pandemic for the most part, the explanation ignores the role of colonialism in the genesis and sustenance of corruption in Africa. In this paper, we try to establish a link between colonialism and corruption, its genesis and institutionalisation. We argue that the incidence of corruption could be best understood in the context of colonialism - its systematic use of material inducements to compel African chiefs/administrators to collaborate with them in the pursuit of their colonial project of dominating and exploiting their own peoples. The practices of post-colonial Africa's political and bureaucratic elites are merely an extension of such colonial policies and practices which have served to entrench it. en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Political Science / Revue Africaine de Science Politique en_US
dc.subject Colonialism en_US
dc.subject Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.title Interrogating Our Past: Colonialism and Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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