ISBN 9781870784054
Pages 300
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1989
Publisher CODESRIA, Senegal
Format Hardback

The State Development and Politics in Ghana

edited by Emmanuel Hansen, Kwame A. Ninsin

This collection of ten essays focuses and analyses Ghana's political, economic, agrarian and social development. The authors are all Ghanaian scholars, and they reflect on their country's experience from different perspectives, providing an indigenous voice to the debate about the country's development.

The subjects covered are the state, capital and labour relations 1961-1987; from GTP to Assene: aspects of industrial working class struggles 1982-1986; women's political organizations 1951-1987; changing relations between the IMF and the Government of Ghana 1960-1987; financial intermediation and economic development; trends in foreign policy after Nkrumah; the land question since the 1950s; the state and food agriculture; policies and politics of export agriculture; and the problems of the health care delivery system.

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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. 

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