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 AKON NINSIN, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ghana; holds a BA (Combined Honours) degree in Political Science and History from the University of Ghana (1969), and PhD (Political Science) from Boston University (1977). Prof. Ninsin was Head/Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, (for 3 terms from the 1980s to 1995). He was a visiting scholar at several universities in the US and UK, and has authored several works on Ghanaian and African politics. He served as a member of Ghana's Consultative Assembly (1991-1992). He received several academic awards including Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship for "Reflections on Development" (1987), Fulbright-Hays Scholar (1971- 76) for the PhD in the USA; and the honour of the Kwame Akon Ninsin Library, Department of Political Science, Legon. 

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