“Too often, support is given to the political elite by those who have nothing to gain from offering up their loyalties so cheaply, and everything to lose from the damage that is done to the country when it is held that ‘might makes right’.” A sinister trend is sweeping through Nigeria at possibly the most … More Credible Opposition and Nigeria’s Cognitive Repair
“the institutional mechanisms that were intended to buttress participation by ordinary citizens’ are either lacking or have simply become part of the pays légal (legal country) without any repercussions in the pays réel (real country).” To bilateral and multilateral foreign donors, the islands of Cabo Verde, West Africa, represent one of the few democratic exceptions … More Cabo Verde: West Africa’s Democratic ‘Potemkin Village’ |by Abel Djassi Amado
“Along with poor electricity generation and an unstable security environment, corruption can be added to the list of things that increase the transaction costs of economic activity” Does corruption affect economic growth? If so, how? Political scientists and economists have been concerned with these questions for decades now. And as is the case with most … More Corruption, Transaction Costs, and the Problem of Nigerian Prosperity.