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.

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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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