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Institutional Problems – “Dancing in the Glory of Monsters”, Jason Stearns

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Africa, Congo, Culture, Democracy, Politics

A central reason, therefore, for the lack of visionary leadership in the Congo is because its political system rewards ruthless behavior and marginalizes scrupulous leaders. It privileges loyalty over competence, wealth and power over moral character. Well-intentioned (albeit misguided) leaders like Wamba dia Wamba are spun to the outside of this centrifuge, while the more guileful ones stay at the center.

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