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Published by David Philip, Zed, Distributed in the US by Palgrave Macmillan in Cape Town, London, New York, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Political corruption -- Africa,
  • Judicial corruption -- Africa

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementGiorgio Blundo & Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan ; with N. Bako Arifari & M. Tidjani Alou ; translated by Susan Cox.
ContributionsOlivier de Sardan, Jean-Pierre.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1875.A55 C6358 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination298 p. ;
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21872992M
ISBN 101842775626, 1842775634
LC Control Number2006045212

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