Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An analysis of the nature of and remedies for corruption in sub-Saharan Africa: Focusing on Zimbabwe
by Mupanduki, Musafare Takaendesa, Ph.D., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2012, 254; 3523597
Abstract (Summary)

This research examines the nature of and remedies for corruption in Zimbabwe by linking the origins and spread of corruption to the unique colonization of Zimbabwe, the lasting legacy of that colonization, and the actions and practices of international actors. In the same way, the Zimbabwean leaders, politicians, business people and civil servants should share the blame for that corruption. I argue that corruption cannot be blamed on one party but two parties who enter into an unholy alliance. The review of literature consists of an analysis of the main causes of and remedies for corruption. I found that the specific case of Zimbabwe, although with its unique type of colonization, fits perfectly into all the causes and suggested remedies for corruption that are mentioned in the literature review. In an attempt to find the nature of and remedies for corruption, a collection of interviews, archival and documentary analyses were performed. Through a combination of interviews, document analysis, and the real life-experience of living in Zimbabwe, I found that much of the corruption in Zimbabwe was due to structures inherited from the past and above all to post-colonial leadership. In addition, I also established that it will be very difficult to eradicate corruption within the economic and political systems that are currently in place in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dumas, Lloyd J.
Commitee: Arbuckle, Donald R., Scotch, Richard K., Woldu, Habte
School: The University of Texas at Dallas
Department: Public Policy and Political Economy
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 74/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African Studies, Political science, Public policy, Sub Saharan Africa Studies
Keywords: Corruption, Governance, International, Precolonial, Remedies, Zimbabwe
Publication Number: 3523597
ISBN: 978-1-267-56667-6
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