Combatting Corruption at the Grassroots Level in Nigeria

Authors: Oluyitan, Funso E.

  • Examines social, political, and economic causes of corruption in Nigeria, tracing how corruption has evolved from the colonial period to the present day
  • Addresses the role of religion in the success of anti-corruption programs
  • Examines an in-depth a case study of a successful grassroots effort to engage individual citizens
  • Offers concrete policy recommendations for grassroots activists and government
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This book examines public oath taking as an anti-corruption strategy that has been implemented with successful results in Nigeria and that has applications for other countries struggling with similar problems. The author of the book is the founder of Association of Nigerians against Corruption (ANAC), the NGO that first piloted the oath taking program—in which people swear publically not to either take or receive bribes. Drawing on the experiences of the program and interviews with a number of ANAC participants, the author sheds light on some of the dynamics that underlie corruption, the potential of oath taking, and the importance of grassroots efforts and individual moral agency as forces of change.

About the authors

Dr Funso E. Oluyitan is retired Professor of Communications. A graduate of Bowie State University, USA, he earned a Master’s degree in Public Affairs/Journalism and a Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Technology (Radio and Television Production) from Indiana University, USA. In 2015, Oluyitan additionally earned a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, USA. Dr Oluyitan is also author of Africa Yesterday and Today (2007).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

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    Pages 1-18

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  • Theoretical Overview on Corruption

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    Pages 19-51

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  • My Interviews with the Oath Takers

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    Pages 53-68

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  • Research Findings: Motives and Impacts of Oath Taking

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    Pages 69-88

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  • Discussion of Findings: Taking, Keeping and Violating the Oath

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    Pages 89-103

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eBook 39,99 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Combatting Corruption at the Grassroots Level in Nigeria
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44856-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44856-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44855-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 130
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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