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Indigenous African Institutions
George Ayittey's Indigenous African Institutions presents a detailed and convincing picture of pre-colonial and post-colonial Africa - its cultures, traditions, and indigenous institutions, including participatory democracy.
Paperback, 547 pages
Published December 28th 1991 by Transnational Publishers Inc.,U.S.
(first published January 1st 1991)
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I found this author through a book review he wrote for the WALL STREET JOURNAL. This book was really long and has an overview of Indigenous African Institutions, such as economic, judicial, and governing structures. The primary purpose, however, is not ethnographic or in depth history but rather to demonstrate the indigenous tools that should be used to govern Africa. Ayittey, a Ugandan, is completely disgusted with the despotic authoritarian dictators that corrupted many of the countries throug ...more