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Political Corruption Explained

Representatives, African Union
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Embassy of Equatorial Guinea

Corruption in the bureaucracy can be curbed if there is a political will to do so, but corruption at the political level destroys the political will to restrain it. Amundsen explains the illicit and corrupt means by which ruling elites pocket the money (extraction) and how they reinvest the money in their hold on power (power preservation).

Inge Amundsen is Senior Researcher at CMI and Editor of the book “Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power preservation”.

Discussant: David Jackson, Senior Advisor, U4

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