George B.N. Ayittey

Dr. George Ayittey was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers in 2009 and is an advisor to the Obama administration on forging a new path for Africa. He is the author of Africa Unchained, Africa in Chaos, and Africa Betrayed, which won the H.L. Mencken Award for Best Book. Ayittey has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Times of London, among others, and has appeared on such media as ABC Nightline, PBS NewsHour, and CNN. He is also the founder and president of the Free Africa Foundation and professor of economics at American University.


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Defeating Dictators

George B.N. Ayittey
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

The recent turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East disproves the idea that dictatorships are acceptable to the people of these nations. From the uprising...


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Defeating Dictators

George B.N. Ayittey
Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Despite billions of dollars of aid and the best efforts of the international community to improve economies and bolster democracy across Africa, violent...


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Africa Unchained

George B.N. Ayittey
Palgrave Macmillan

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...


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Africa in Chaos

George B.N. Ayittey
Palgrave Macmillan

George Ayittey takes up the plight of Africa at the end of the twentieth century.


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Africa Betrayed

George B.N. Ayittey
Palgrave Macmillan

With independence from colonial rule, Africans had hoped for liberty, prosperity and a new beginning. Instead, they have experienced have brought nothing but...


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