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Unbinding Africa: Making globalisation work for good governance

[Cover of Unbinding Africa: Making globalisation work for good governance]

Phoebe Griffith (Ed), Marina Ottaway, Alex de Waal, Ezra Mbogori, Greg Mills, Ayisi Makatiani, Christoper Kolade

CDC Capital Partners

May 2003 Hard copy: £2.95, plus £1 p+p. Buy it on

This powerful collection of essays by leading African thinkers and practitioners addresses the impact of Globalisation on the continent- from the explosion of NGO's and their impact on civil society to the use of information technology as a tool for development.

This fascinating study on Africa raises a challenge to current thinking on Africa: does Africa really need democracy in order to move 'forward'? Are Western NGOs in Africa doing more harm than good?

"Identifies and illuminates the key ways in which the rich world continues to hamper Africa's development" Richard Dowden, Royal Africa Society