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dc.contributor.authorDumbili, E-
dc.contributor.authorSofadekan, A-
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-01T11:10:18Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-
dc.date.available2016-11-01T11:10:18Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationSocial Sciences, 2016, 5 (3), pp. 36 - 36en_US
dc.identifier.issn2076-0760-
dc.identifier.urihttp://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/13433-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the language of corruption in Nigeria. It uses Eisenberg’s Strategic Ambiguity concept to examine the extent to which Nigerian legislators and those who occupy the executive arm of the government employ ambiguous languages and actions to execute and defend corrupt practices, and how this institutionalizes the culture of corruption in contemporary Nigeria. The article further explores how ambiguous light punishment, outright non-punishment, state pardon of corrupt elites and the reward of corrupt elites with sensitive government appointments engender corruption in Nigeria. The article argues that while the elites engage in diverse corrupt practices and employ ambiguous words to defend their acts, the judiciary appears to defend rather than punish them. The paper discusses the implications of these findings, concluding that the war against corruption in Nigeria may not be effective, because as those who appear to be fighting corruption are themselves corrupt, the frameworks with which corruption is fought are strategically manipulated by the elites.en_US
dc.format.extent36 - 36-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectAnti-corruptionen_US
dc.subjectCorruptionen_US
dc.subjectLanguage of corruptionen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.subjectStrategic ambiguityen_US
dc.title“I Collected Money, not a Bribe”: Strategic Ambiguity and the Dynamics of Corruption in Contemporary Nigeriaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/socsci5030036-
dc.relation.isPartOfSocial Sciences-
pubs.issue3-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
pubs.volume5-
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