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Indigenous African Institutions: 2nd Edition
Dr Ayittey presents a detailed picture of pre-colonial and post-colonial Africa - its culture, tradition, and indigenous institutions, including participatory democracy - and a programme for rebuilding the continent based upon Africa's indigenous past.
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Brill - Nijhoff
(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 Ghanaian, is completely disgusted with the despotic authoritarian dictators that corrupted many of the countries ...more