Why Nations Fail – A book review

By Melisande Denis Why are some countries rich, and why are others poor? What can account for economic disparities across the world? Analyzing three millennia of world history and focusing on case studies from extremely diverse countries, Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson address these questions in their book Why Nations Fail, The Origins of … Continue reading Why Nations Fail – A book review

Book Review: ‘Nationalism’ – Rabindranath Tagore

Originally published in 1917, Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Nationalism’ remains an insightful critique of the concept of the ‘nation’ and ‘nationalism’. The essay was published at a time of a growing Indian nationalist movement, heartened by the successes of Japan in re-defining its relationship with the Western world. Tagore’s text is a warning to the Indian (and … Continue reading Book Review: ‘Nationalism’ – Rabindranath Tagore

What is the UONGOZI Institute Blog?

Welcome to UONGOZI Institute’s blog, and as we say it here in Tanzania - Karibuni. This blog will serve as an informal platform for the UONGOZI Institute (UI) to provide useful information, as well as encourage an exchange of ideas for those across the continent and beyond who are interested in issues of leadership and … Continue reading What is the UONGOZI Institute Blog?