When Law Fails: A Theory of Self-Enforcing Anti-Corruption Legislation in Africa
The resort to legal measures to combat corruption in Africa is almost universal. But the effectiveness of law in controlling criminal or anti-social behavior is not a given; rather it is contingent. This article argues that, given the peculiarities of the African society, legal measures that aim to control corruption, to become effective, must first become self-enforcing, based on democratic incentives for attitudinal change among the populace.
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Volume (Year): 4 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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