Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 May 2022

288 Pages | 16 black-and-white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198861546

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They Eat Our Sweat

Transport Labor, Corruption, and Everyday Survival in Urban Nigeria

Daniel E. Agbiboa

Critical Frontiers of Theory, Research, and Policy in International Development Studies

  • Challenges the dichotomy of petty versus grand corruption and argues for their complex interconnection
  • Makes the case that corruption is not embedded in Nigerian culture but is in fact shaped by popular efforts to manage precarious livelihoods
  • Examines how informal transport operators use the law to make claims on the state and assert their rights to the city
  • Draws upon a combination of original in-depth interviews, participant observations, archival sources, court records, and popular art

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