Africa in Chaos / Edition 1

Africa in Chaos / Edition 1

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by George B.N. Ayittey, Ayittey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312217870

ISBN-13: 9780312217877

Pub. Date: 01/15/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Us, Print Us

In a follow-up to his ground-breaking Africa Betrayed, George Ayittey takes up the plight of Africa at the end of the twentieth century. Former UN Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali once said that Africa was “in danger of becoming the lost continent” and, on this point, Ayittey thoroughly agrees. As he begins to see countries like Nigeria go

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In a follow-up to his ground-breaking Africa Betrayed, George Ayittey takes up the plight of Africa at the end of the twentieth century. Former UN Secretary General Boutros-Boutros Ghali once said that Africa was “in danger of becoming the lost continent” and, on this point, Ayittey thoroughly agrees. As he begins to see countries like Nigeria go over the edge of economic and social disaster, Ayittey uses his formidable powers of analysis to look at the political economy of Africa, the incursion of foreign powers and the relationship of Africa to the world market. He contrasts the indigenous systems of government that existed in Africa before the arrival of Europeans with the colonial and post-colonial systems that were forced on the country and the effect these systems have had on Africa’s inability to move forward. Ayittey’s view is dark and, as always, his stinging conclusions will infuriate some and invigorate others. Certain to create controversy, Africa in Chaos is a must-read for fans of Ayittey’s earlier work as well as anyone interested in the world economic scene today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312217877
Publisher:
Palgrave Us, Print Us
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
• Introduction: The Lost Continent
• Africa’s Crises and Underdevelopment
• The Indigenous and the Modern Systems: A Comparative Analysis
• The Illiterate Elites
• The Vampire African State
• The Inevitable Implosion
• The Acrobatics on Reform
• How the West Compounded Africa’s Crisis
• Alternative Solutions to Africa’s Crisis
• Epilogue and Conclusions
• Bibliography
• Index

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Africa in Chaos 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Africa in Chaos is the most influential book I have ever read in my life. It opened up a whole new world to me.