Electoral Competition in Ghana's Fourth Republic: A Case Study of Odododiodioo and Akwatia Constituencies, 2000-2012

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dc.contributor.advisor Osei-Duku, P.
dc.contributor.advisor Mensah, I.O.
dc.contributor.author Agyemang, O.O.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-01T13:40:21Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T01:46:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-01T13:40:21Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T01:46:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013-07
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/5396
dc.description Thesis (MPHIL)-University of Ghana, 2013
dc.description.abstract Since 1992, Ghana has engaged in competitive elections that have produced interesting results. However, violence has characterized most of the elections which have undermined their competitiveness. The two constituencies, Odododiodioo and Akwatia have been cited to notorious election violence areas. Relying on the empirical data from these constituencies, the study found that the two dominant political parties, the NPP and NDC have demonstrated persistence intolerance. The parties have resorted to ethnic mobilization in their campaigns. The NDC has appealed to the minority settlers of the northern descent whilst the NPP has appealed to the Akan natives. As a result, campaigns have evinced tension, acrimony and intimation. The study noted that only political campaigns that focus on issues of economic conditions, poverty alleviation, and development projects including water, sanitation, and decongestion of settlements would bring tension, intimidation, violence and acrimony to a halt. But this requires cooperation of all the stakeholders. en_US
dc.format.extent xii, 137p.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.title Electoral Competition in Ghana's Fourth Republic: A Case Study of Odododiodioo and Akwatia Constituencies, 2000-2012 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Ghana


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