Politics of Corruption in Africa

  • John Sunday Ojo
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3556-1


Definition of Terms

Politics of stomach infrastructure

A political logic popularized in Africa that considered distribution of money and material stuffs as an alternative approach to woo the electorates in order to garner their political conscience during election.

African democracy

This is a democratic paradigm modeled as hybrid or semiauthoritarian regime.

Political corruption

This is misuse and abuse of political office for personal aggrandizement or benefit. It also dwells within the context of either elected representative or political appointees involving in the manipulation of the rules and regulation or state laws for personal benefit.

Introduction: An Expedition Toward Contemporary Politics in Africa

The contemporary political nomenclature in Africa cannot be well understood without the instrumentality of precolonial political structure and the mechanical application of modern political...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Sunday Ojo
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  1. 1.School of Public and International AffairsVirginia International UniversityVirginiaUSA