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  • Defeating Dictators (Nov 2011), Palgrave/MacMillan.
  • Indigenous African Institutions. New York: Transnational Publishers, Inc., 2006.
  •  Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for its Future (January, 2005), Palgrave/MacMillan.
  • Africa in Chaos (January, 1998), St. Martin’s Press.
  • The Blueprint for Ghana’s Economic Recovery. Washington, DC:  Africana Printing, 1997.
  • Africa Betrayed. St. Martins Press, 1992. Won the H.L. Mencken Award: “Best Book for 1992.”

Book Chapters

  • “Can Foreign Aid Reduce Poverty?” Chapter 3 in Controversies in Globalization. Ed.Peter M. Haas, John A. Hird, and Beth McBratney. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2009.
  • “The African Development Conundrum,” Chapter 6 in Making Poor Nations Rich: Entrepreneurship and the Process of Economic Development. Ed. Benjamin Powell, The Independent Institute. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.
  • “The Economic Impact of Africa’s Conflicts,” Chapter 4 in Conflict Resolution and Peace Education in Africa, Boulder, CO: Lexington Books, August 2004.
  • “Why Structural Adjustment Failed in Africa.” Chapter 10 in Contemporary Economic Issues in Developing Countries,” eds. John Baffoe-Bonnie and Mohammed Khayum. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
  • “Economic Transformation and Governance in Africa: Strategies for Recovery, Growth and Development.” Chapter 4 in The Transition to Democratic Governance in Africa: The Continuing Struggle,  eds. John Mukum Mbaku and Julius Omozuanvbo Ihonvbere. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
  • “Are Africa’s Leaders Responsible for the Continent’s Current Problems?” Issue 15 in Taking Sides, Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World History, Volume II. Guilford, CT: Dushkin, 2002.
  • “Why Africa Is Poor,” Sustainable Development: Promoting Progress or Perpetuating Poverty?  London: Profile Books, 2002.

Book Reviews

  • “Anatomy of Misery: How did Sudan implode so catastrophically?´ Review of Sudan, Darfur and the Failure of an African State by Richard Cockett. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010 in The Wall Street Journal, Aug 12, 2010.
  • Review of The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith. New York: Public Affairs, 2005. Review published in The Washington Examiner, Sept 5, 2005;  p.17.
  • Aid and Reform in Africa: Lessons from Ten Case Studies.  Edited by Shantayanan Devarajan, David R. Dollar, and Torgny Holmgren. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2001. Review published in Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLI, March 2003;  pp.248-49.
  • The African People in the Global Village: An Introduction to Pan-African Studies, by John K. Marah.
  • Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998. Review published in Journal of World History, Vol. 12, Number 1; Spring 2001; pp.220-222.
  • “From Anti-Slavery Movement To Colonialism,” Review of Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and The
  • Making of Modern West Africa by Lamin Sanneh. Published in The Washington Times Aug 27, 2000; p.B7.