In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions.
Author: G. Ayittey
Category: Political Science
In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.
Ayittey also offers strategies for the West to help Africa in her quest for freedom, including smarter sanctions and establishing fellowships for African students.
Author: George B.N. Ayittey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
Despite billions of dollars of aid and the best efforts of the international community to improve economies and bolster democracy across Africa, violent dictatorships persist. As a result, millions have died, economies are in shambles, and whole states are on the brink of collapse. Political observers and policymakers are starting to believe that economic aid is not the key to saving Africa. So what does the continent need to do to throw off the shackles of militant rule? African policy expert George Ayittey argues that before Africa can prosper, she must be free. Taking a hard look at the fight against dictatorships around the world, from Ukraine's orange revolution in 2004 to Iran's Green Revolution last year, he examines what strategies worked in the struggle to establish democracy through revolution. Ayittey also offers strategies for the West to help Africa in her quest for freedom, including smarter sanctions and establishing fellowships for African students.
RETHINKING APARTHEID AFRICA UNCHAINED - Forrest Church , author of
The American Creed and Freedom from Fear South Africa in the 20th Century
The Blueprint for Africa ' s Future May 2005 / 240 pp . Adrian Guelke George B . N
6 CODESRIA, “Africa and the Challenges of the Twenty First Century.” Available
at www.codesria.org/IMG/article_PDF/article_a1321.pdf (accessed July 9, 2013).
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Author: Mike O. Odey
Category: Business & Economics
A fundamental question about contemporary Africa is why does Africa remain so poor, long after the departure of the European Colonial domination and in the midst of so many natural resources? Poverty Reduction Strategies in Africa provides new understandings of the persistent issue of poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa and makes recommendations for policy frameworks to help African governments alleviate poverty. Each chapters uses case studies to review the old strategies for resolving the problem of poverty in the continent and make the case for new initiatives to address poverty. The contributors focus on practical and day-to-day issues as the best approach to formulate and implement poverty reduction strategies in contemporary Africa. This book is invaluable reading for students and scholars of African politics and development.
GEORGE B.N. AYITTEY AFRICA UNCHAINED model that dominated post -
colonial African economic planning , even for states such as Botswana and
Kenya that were perceived to choose the free market model over socialist
In many African nations policies designed to combat poverty through economic
growth are in most cases different from laws seeking to reduce vulnerability of the
poor within the nations . ... Africa Unchained : The Blueprint for Africa ' s Future .
Author: Robert A. Dibie
Category: Business & Economics
Written to provide guidance for civil society organizations and their client groups, this book examines the role of NGOs in the development processes on the African continent. It raises questions about the influence of funding agencies over the NGOs they support and explores the challenges NGOs face. The book argues that increased knowledge and cooperation on all parts is essential to achieve sustainable development. This book also concludes that sustainable development activities are not beneficial to every community in Africa. Taking into consideration globalization and studies of sub-Saharan countries, this book concludes that news models of leadership are necessary for the success of Africa, and NGOs are a vital part of achieving that development.
In 2002 , sub - Saharan Africa's share of world trade had dropped below 2 %
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Author: Rosemary Traore
Publisher: University Press of Amer
American society has long placed high expectations on our schools to advance this nation's prospects or to help resolve many of its ills. Throughout America's history, however, immigrant children have experienced difficulties adjusting to their new lives in our schools. This experience has been the fate of many African students who come to America with hopes of securing an excellent education, a better future, and a chance at the American dream; instead, they frequently find disappointment. Much of this frustration stems from the marginalization of African and African-American history and cultural studies in the curriculums of many American schools. The absence of any realistic exploration of Africa or Africans in American society has led to cases of harassment, teasing, and racially charged environments. This Isn't the America I Thought I'd Find explores the African student experience and offers advice for teachers seeking to facilitate a deeper appreciation of the emotional and historical connections between people of African descent and all Americans.
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Retention in Ghana : The Professional Teacher in Africa , Accra : Ghana
Author: G. M. Osei
Category: Cellular therapy
The prospect of redistributing power from central government offices to local actors and organisations has repeatedly tantalised academics, politicians and policy makers promulgating decentralisation measures in hopes that such action would cure the social and economic ills faced by their policies. Education planners in Accra regarded decentralisation as an important strategy for raising the quality and status of Ghanian education. The Ministry of Education (MOE) was depending on the local content curriculum (LCC) to achieve many things. As MOE officials observed, however, the success or failure of the reform essentially depended on the actions of classroom teachers. Even if plans for the reform were carefully designed and communicated by experts in Accra, goals for the reform would not be met unless teachers implemented the reform as envisioned by its authors. When the Ghanian government enacted the LCC reform it was depending on classroom teachers to take a leading role in the process of educational decentralisation. The one goal that all members of the system appeared to have most thoroughly absorbed was the notion that as a result of the changes outlined in LCC policy documents, the curriculum in Ghanian schools should more closely mesh with local conditions. St. Aquinas junior high school, a private Catholic institution was the only school I visited where teachers were willing to question and modify policies created in Accra. Rather than obediently follow instructions from Accra, St. Aquinas employees reshaped MOE policies to meet their own educational philosophies and objectives. My research indicates that the MOE has not yet commenced to rebuild the culture of education to fit the new vision of teaching and learning it is promoting. Instead, it is attempting to append the LCC reform to an existing core, with only minor modifications.
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Traditional institutions and public administration and democratic Africa . Xlibris .
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Author: Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako
Publisher: Stephen F Austin University Press
Category: Political Science
Theories of Decentralization and Local Government brings fresh perspective to the debate and comparative analysis of vertical division of power; i.e. processes of decentralization and relations between central and local (self) governments. The multiple author book is not just one of many similar around the globe, as it encompasses contributions from many different academics from not only different countries, but also different continents and even more importantly, very different political traditions and cultures. This way, the book deepens and strengthens knowledge of the role of local governments in the contemporary world, and brings new value to discussions on the relationship between decentralization and development. Contributors include: Ahmed Mustafa Elhussein Mansour, Hong Pang, Abdulfattah Yaghi, Jose Neftali Recinos, Gariela Miranda-Recinos, Lee Payne, Heather Wyatt Nichol, Ed Gibson, James Newman, Kwame Asamoah, Minerva Cruz, and Alexandra Tsvetkova.
The political system in several African nations needs to be transformed so that
government perceives NGOs as having a positive role to play in development .
Rather than ... Africa Unchained : The Blueprint for Africa's Future . New York ...
Author: Abiola Irele
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term African thought has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.
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Author: 'Emeka O. Cyprian Nwagwu
Category: Political Science
This book covers the modalities and strategies of the re-founding of Nigeria, relative to the political, socioeconomic and leadership challenges facing Nigeria and its prospects for rebirth in the twenty-first century. It explores the idea that the African State can be re-founded, conditional on its ability to learn from its history, and that changes to the state can made before significant political, economic, and social development can take place.
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