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Corporate Control of Governments and Democratic Backsliding: Evidence from West Africa

Kellogg Visiting Fellow Leonard Wantchekon
Tue
Mar
26

Leonard Wantchekon
Professor of Political Science, Princeton University
Kellogg Visiting Fellow

The scholarship on governance in Africa largely has focused on electoral clientelism and weak voter accountability in explaining government performance. In this talk, Wantchekon argues that state capture by local and international firms is fast becoming one of the leading causes of corruption and poor governance in West Africa. He also addresses how investigating and exposing corrupt ties between business elites and politicians is essential for democratic consolidation on the continent.


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Leonard Wantchekon

Leonard Wantchekon is a 2019 Visiting Fellow and a professor of politics at Princeton University, where he is associated faculty in the economics department. He previously was a faculty member at New York University and Yale University...
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