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Rule of law and politics of anti-corruption campaigns in a post-authoritarian state : the case of Nigeria

Yusuf, Hakeem (2011) Rule of law and politics of anti-corruption campaigns in a post-authoritarian state : the case of Nigeria. King's Law Journal, 22 (1). pp. 57-83.

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Abstract

This article evaluates the anti-corruption campaign instituted in Nigeria following on the post-authoritarian transition in the country, with specific focus on political corruption. The anti-corruption campaign is being prosecuted within a context where law is as critical a factor as politics. This article examines whether the judiciary, in view of its accountability deficit, can offer legitimacy to the campaign. How has its questionable credentials impacted on its involvement in the campaign to sanitise public life? What has been the impact of the judicial role on the rule of law? These are some of the important questions this article seeks to answer. The inquiry in this article demonstrates how the guardian institution of the rule of law faces an uphill task in the performance of that role in a post-authoritarian context.

Item type: Article
ID code: 40307
Keywords: anti-corruption campaign, rule of law, courts , Nigeria , transition countries, International law, Law
Subjects: Political Science > International law
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Law > Law
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2012 15:37
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 16:37
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40307

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