Kwame Boafo-Arthur is currently Head, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, and Legon. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Master of Arts degree also in Political Science from Carleton University, Ottawa, having obtained his first degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana. He is also a Barrister at Law and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. He has been a Visiting Scholar/Fellow at various institutions, notably: Nordic African Institute, Uppsala in Sweden, African Studies Centre, Leiden in the Netherlands, and School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the UK. He was also a Fulbright Senior African Research Scholar at the James S. Coleman African Studies Centre, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1998. He has published extensively on subjects covering Ghana’s political economy, international economic relations, foreign policy, civil society, the environment, and African development.