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The Resource Africa in chaos, George B.N. Ayittey

Africa in chaos, George B.N. Ayittey

Label
Africa in chaos
Title
Africa in chaos
Statement of responsibility
George B.N. Ayittey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. As he sees countries such as Nigeria edge toward the brink 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 analyzes 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ayittey, George B. N.
Dewey number
330.967/032
Index
index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.A98 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Afrique
  • Afrique
  • Afrique
  • Afrique
  • Afrika
  • Soziale Situation
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
Label
Africa in chaos, George B.N. Ayittey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Crisis versus lack of development -- Why Africa's crises have persisted -- The real causes of Africa's crises -- Resolving Africa's crises -- Africa's heritage of participatory democracy and confederation sultanism: personal rule -- The indigenous economic institutions -- Statism -- The Shibboleth of education -- Independence and its aftermath -- Socio-economic effects of elite megalomania -- Postcolonial development -- Mode of operation -- Economic management: state controls -- The destructive consequences of the mafia state -- The prevailing development environment -- The implosion
  • Progress report on intellectual freedom -- Progress report on political freedom -- Progress report on economic freedom -- Why structural adjustment programs failed in Africa -- Institutional reform -- The resistance to reform -- Western academics and development experts -- Western media bias and double standard -- The pernicious failure of western aid to Africa -- Post-cold war western economic aid to Africa -- How western charity helped destroy Somalia -- The role of Black Americans -- Angry African reaction -- African governments and OAU/ECA proposals -- Black American proposals -- Western proposals -- Radical alternatives -- Debt-free zone--a digression -- How the West can help African reform
  • Summary -- Africa's intellectuals -- Intellectual mandate for the twenty-first century -- The Ten Commandments for African intellectuals -- Caveat emptor
Control code
36549071
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's ed.
Extent
xvi, 399 pages
Isbn
9780312164003
Lccn
97011236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36549071
Label
Africa in chaos, George B.N. Ayittey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [373]-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Crisis versus lack of development -- Why Africa's crises have persisted -- The real causes of Africa's crises -- Resolving Africa's crises -- Africa's heritage of participatory democracy and confederation sultanism: personal rule -- The indigenous economic institutions -- Statism -- The Shibboleth of education -- Independence and its aftermath -- Socio-economic effects of elite megalomania -- Postcolonial development -- Mode of operation -- Economic management: state controls -- The destructive consequences of the mafia state -- The prevailing development environment -- The implosion
  • Progress report on intellectual freedom -- Progress report on political freedom -- Progress report on economic freedom -- Why structural adjustment programs failed in Africa -- Institutional reform -- The resistance to reform -- Western academics and development experts -- Western media bias and double standard -- The pernicious failure of western aid to Africa -- Post-cold war western economic aid to Africa -- How western charity helped destroy Somalia -- The role of Black Americans -- Angry African reaction -- African governments and OAU/ECA proposals -- Black American proposals -- Western proposals -- Radical alternatives -- Debt-free zone--a digression -- How the West can help African reform
  • Summary -- Africa's intellectuals -- Intellectual mandate for the twenty-first century -- The Ten Commandments for African intellectuals -- Caveat emptor
Control code
36549071
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st St. Martin's ed.
Extent
xvi, 399 pages
Isbn
9780312164003
Lccn
97011236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36549071

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