ISBN 9782869780910
Pages 264
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1998
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Paperback

Ghana: Transition to Democracy

edited by Kwame A. Ninsin

In 1993 a new democratic order was initiated in Ghana. In 1997 the elected Government ran its full mandate and was re-elected, for the first time in four decades. The authors in this volume question the prevailing trendsand tendencies in the country's democratisation process. Given its history of incomplete transitions, a thorough analysis of the extremely complex nature of the Ghanaian transition process was needed to look at previous and existing orders.

The papers in this collection identify and discussthe interplay of factors impinging on the current process: the intertwinedrelationships between economic and political liberalisations, theinstitutional and non-institutional structures in the emergence ofnational mass consciousness and movements, and the connections between themilitary, party politics and chances of sustainable democratictransitions.

Book Preview

Available from these stores

Don't see your favourite store? Our eBooks are available from many more retailers, simply search with the ISBN to find it somewhere else.

About the Editor

Kwame A. Ninsin

Kwame A. Ninsin is Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ghana. Between 1995 and 2001 he was Executive Secretary for the African Association of Political Science then based in Zimbabwe. He combined this position with those of Journal Editor and several other responsibilities. He was later appointed Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Democratic Governance, a civic body and think thank, based in Accra. He has published extensively on issues related to Ghana and Africa. His publications include Political Struggles in Ghana, 1967-1981, (Accra; Tornado Publishers, 1985, The Informal Sector in Ghana's Political Economy, (Accra: FREEDOM PUBLICATIONS, 1991), Ghana's Political Transition, 1990-1992, (Selected Documents), (Accra: FREEDOM PUBLICATIONS, 1996), and Globalized Africa: Political, Social and Economic Impact (editor) Accra: Freedom Publications, 2012. 

Related Books