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Frontiers of urban survival

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Everyday corruption and precarious existence in Lagos
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The vast corpus of works on corruption in Africa focuses almost exclusively on ‘grand corruption’ and political elites (so-called ‘Big Men’), and hardly on ‘everyday corruption’ and ordinary actors. When everyday corruption appears in the literature, it is frequently explained away as petty and/or normal – something expected and accepted. In this study, I take issue with this predominant narrative, couched in an equally dominant but narrow Weberian notion of corruption. Grounding corruption i...

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International Development
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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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