African and Asian Studies 7 (2008) 125-139 www.brill.nl/aas African and Asian Studies A A S Book Reviews Mbaku, John Mukum. Corruption in Africa: Causes, Consequences, and Cleanups . Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007, 402 pages, cloth; price not stated. Professor John Mukum Mbaku’s excellent book is a comprehensive analysis of the impact of corruption on society. It is a textbook par excellence that provides discussion questions intended to advance students’ critical and creative thinking on each chapter of the book. Th e book contains a preface, an extensive list of acronyms, twelve chapters and an index. Indeed, the work augments and sheds further light on the author’s brilliant publications on the nature and character of corruption in Africa. 1 In the preface, Mbaku introduces the reader to the complex concept of corruption. Th ough corruption has existed from time immemorial in all polities, it has recently emerged as an important global issue following the dramatic international political changes that occurred with the end of the Cold War. Th e events of September 11 in the United States also awakened interest in corruption as terrorists used corrupt oﬃcials and practices as means to carry out ﬁnancial transactions while underground (p.
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