Corruption and inequality in Africa: Afrobarometer working paper

Auteur(s) : 
Uslaner, Eric
Editeur : Cape Town, Afrobarometer, 2007
Pagination : 38 p.
Collection : Working paper, N° 69
Notes : Incl. bibl. references and tables

This paper presents an argument called the inequality trap namely how high inequality leads to low trust in groups and then to high levels of corruption, and back to higher levels of corruption. It presents an analysis for Africa using Afrobarometer data, including full cross-national surveys, data from Mali on questions of trust and limiting the incomes of the rich, data from Nigeria on how people see corruption as stemming from inequality and leading to greater income disparities between the rich and the poor, between the powerful and the powerless. It argues that the fairness of the legal system is the central factor shaping people's views of how equally people are treated.

Stratégies de lutte contre la corruption, Cadre juridique, Société civile, Corruption, Outils diagnostiques / Enquêtes, Enquêtes de perception, Développement économique et social, Gouvernance, Pauvreté, Inégalité sociale
Afrique
Botswana, Nigeria, Mali