ISBN 9789988281434
Pages 146
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Published 2018
Publisher Freedom Publications, Ghana
Format Paperback

The Corrupt Elites

Anatomy of power and wealth in Ghana

by Kwame A. Ninsin

The Corrupt Elites is a simple and straight-forward narrative in which explains the incidence of corruption or the rise of corruption within successive historical conjunctures in the Ghana. Some of the questions raised and answered in the study relate to how the Ghanaian precolonial, colonial and post-colonial states and their mutually interrelated political processes affected the production and distribution of wealth. In particular, how political decisions and interests of the political elites influenced the location of economic activities and the distribution of the costs and benefits of these activities. An explanation is given as to why corruption has festered in the Ghanaian polity and recrudesced from the 1990s with such devastating social, economic and political effect. The purpose of this essay is to substantiate the assumptions underpinning the narrative with concrete historical evidence.

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About the Author

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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