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Published by International African Institute in association with J. Currey, Oxford, Indiana University Press in [London], Bloomington .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa.

Subjects:

  • Political corruption -- Africa.,
  • Political crimes and offenses -- Africa.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-123) and index.

StatementJean-François Bayart, Stephen Ellis, Béatrice Hibou ; translated from the French by Stephen Ellis.
SeriesAfrican issues
ContributionsEllis, Stephen, 1953-, Hibou, Béatrice., International African Institute.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1875.A55 C63513 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 126 p. :
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL376896M
ISBN 100253335248, 0253212863
LC Control Number98038856

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