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Why haven't the poorest Africans been able to prosper in the twenty-first century? Celebrated economist George Ayittey thinks the answer is obvious: economic freedom was denied to them, first by foreign colonial powers and now by indigenous leaders with similarly oppressive practices. As war and conflict replaced peace, Africa's infrastructure crumbled. Instead of bemoaning the myriad difficulties facing the continent today, Ayittey boldly proposes a program of development--a way forward--for Africa. Africa Unchained investigates how Africa can modernize, build, and improve its indigenous institutions, and argues forcefully that Africa should build and expand upon traditions of free markets and free trade rather than continuing to use exploitative economic structures. The economic model here is uniquely African and takes little heed from the developed world; this is sure to be a highly controversial plan for moving Africa forward.

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Why haven't the poorest Africans been able to prosper in the twenty-first century? Celebrated economist George Ayittey thinks the answer is obvious: economic freedom was denied to them, first by foreign colonial powers and now by indigenous leaders with similarly oppressive practices. As war and conflict replaced peace, Africa's infrastructure crumbled. Instead of bemoaning the myriad difficulties facing the continent today, Ayittey boldly proposes a program of development--a way forward--for Africa. Africa Unchained investigates how Africa can modernize, build, and improve its indigenous institutions, and argues forcefully that Africa should build and expand upon traditions of free markets and free trade rather than continuing to use exploitative economic structures. The economic model here is uniquely African and takes little heed from the developed world; this is sure to be a highly controversial plan for moving Africa forward.

About the Author

George Ayittey is Distinguished Economist in Residence at George Washington University. He is the author of Africa Betrayed and Africa in Chaos (both Palgrave Macmillan).

Table of Contents

Prologue * Chapter 1 - Why Africa is Poor * Chapter 2 - The Wrath of the People * Chapter 3: The Post-Colonial Elite Development Model *Chapter 4 -The Cultural Betrayal * Chapter 5 - Development Finance * Chapter 6 - The First Generational Problems * Chapter 7 - The Second Generational Problems * Chapter 8 - How to Develop Africa * Chapter 9 - The Indigenous Economic System * Chapter 10 - The Atinga Development Model * Chapter 11 - Epilogue and Conclusions

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403973863
Author:
Ayittey, George
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Ayittey, George B. N.
Author:
Ayittey, George B.N. B.N.
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Public Policy - Regional Planning
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Africa Economic conditions 1960-
Subject:
Poverty -- Africa.
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Political Economy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.63 x 5.56 x 1.17 in

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Why haven't the poorest Africans been able to prosper in the twenty-first century? Celebrated economist George Ayittey thinks the answer is obvious: economic freedom was denied to them, first by foreign colonial powers and now by indigenous leaders with similarly oppressive practices. As war and conflict replaced peace, Africa's infrastructure crumbled. Instead of bemoaning the myriad difficulties facing the continent today, Ayittey boldly proposes a program of development--a way forward--for Africa. Africa Unchained investigates how Africa can modernize, build, and improve its indigenous institutions, and argues forcefully that Africa should build and expand upon traditions of free markets and free trade rather than continuing to use exploitative economic structures. The economic model here is uniquely African and takes little heed from the developed world; this is sure to be a highly controversial plan for moving Africa forward.

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