European Parliament Library

Corruption, sustainable development and security challenges in Africa, prospects and policy implications for peace and stability, Kempe Ronald Hope

This book sheds light on Africa’s development performance and dynamics arising from the interface between corruption and sustainable development on the one hand and the challenges that poses for peace, security and stability. Corruption also contributes to the spread of terrorism and violent extremism. Pervasive corruption networks often include politicians, civil servants working at all levels of state institutions, representatives of the private sector and members of crime syndicates. The consequences of corruption are detrimental in many aspects, such as undermining governments’ ability to serve public interests and eroding public trust in democratic processes. Presenting empirical evidence, the book explains why corruption and the looting of staggering amounts of national assets undermine the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has a negative impact on peace, stability, security, the rule of law, gender equality, the environment and human rights. This makes the book a must-read for students, researchers and scholars of political science, international relations, and economics in general, as well as African studies, development studies, and security sector studies in particular, covering issues and themes on corruption, governance, socio-economic sustainable development, public administration and management, policing in an international context, police reform, and security sector reform. It will also serve as a helpful resource for policy-makers interested in a better understanding of the connection between corruption, sustainable development, and security challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Africa at the Crossroads: Moonwalking in Slow Motion -- Chapter 3. Channels of Corruption in Africa: an Analytical Review and Assessment of Trends in Economic and Financial Crimes -- Chapter 4. Revisiting the Corruption and Sustainable Development Nexus in Africa -- Chapter 5. Police Corruption and Its Security Challenges in Africa: Kenya as a Country Case Study -- Chapter 6. Peace, Justice and Inclusive Institutions: Overcoming Challenges to the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Africa and Beyond -- Chapter 7. Reducing Corruption and Bribery in Africa as a Target of the Sustainable Development Goals: Applying Indicators for Assessing Performance -- Chapter 8. Civilian Oversight for Democratic Policing and Its Challenges: Overcoming Obstacles for Improved Police Accountability and Better Security in Africa and Beyond
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (244 pages)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR
  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE
  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU