Ghana’s Democracy: A Radical Perspective

Show simple item record Gyampo, R.E. Obeng-Odoom, F. 2013-01-16T14:45:43Z 2017-10-14T14:14:14Z 2013-01-16T14:45:43Z 2017-10-14T14:14:14Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Current Politics and Economics in Africa,(November) Vol.2 Issues ¾, pp 1-24 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reveals a paradox of Ghana’s ‘successful democracy’. It demonstrates that the wave of ‘good governance’ in Ghana is more of an institutional imperialism than a democracy. As such, current approaches to consolidate democracy in Ghana have been top-down, emphasizing government, not governance; institutions not people. For this reason, the basic act of casting ballots is even problematic; hence between 1992 and 2008 the number of ballots wrongly cast has increased by 137 per cent. To make a bad situation worse, the people who cast valid votes do so based on factors unrelated to their welfare such as tribalism and “kalabuleism”. Ghana’s 'successful’ democracy has therefore disempowered the people, the main actors in a democracy en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Current Politics and Economics in Africa en_US
dc.title Ghana’s Democracy: A Radical Perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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