'Everyday Corruption and the State provides an icy critique of the factual shortcomings of a literature over-heated by metaphor, and a demonstration of the systematic, pervasive and institutionalized nature of corruption in three West African states. No-one concerned with developmental issues in Africa can ignore or be indifferent to this evidence of the ways public officials routinely deal with their citizens.'
Richard Fardon, SOAS
'This scholarly, insightful book demonstrates in detail many characteristics of the worst kind of corruption.'
Bryan Rostron, Tribune
'For anyone interested in working in, studying, or analyzing african states, this text will give significant insights into the difficulties in developing stable state infrastructures...A good addition to serious African and development collections.'
R. M. Fulton, Choice