The Participation of Women in Politics in Ghana: The Case of Tamale as a Muslim Community

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dc.contributor.advisor Alidu, S.M.
dc.contributor.author Shiraz, S.
dc.contributor.other University of Ghana, College of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-19T15:02:22Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T01:44:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-19T15:02:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T01:44:53Z
dc.date.issued 2015-07
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/8625
dc.description Thesis (MPhil) -University of Ghana, 2015
dc.description.abstract Ghanaian women have made considerable progress towards participating more effectively in politics and issues of public concern. In spite of this, a myriad of challenges still inhibit the participation of women in politics in Ghana. This study explores the issues surrounding the participation of women in politics in Ghana. It analyzes the participation of Ghanaian women in politics by using Tamale, a Muslim dominated society, as a case study. This study also examines the hindering factors that affect the political participation of women in Ghana broadly and in Muslim dominated communities specifically. It analyzes perceptions on the participation of women in politics in Tamale and analyzes how it impacts the participation of women within the community. It also examines the effect of Islamic teachings and perceptions on the political participation of women in Muslim communities and the extent to which religious and socio-cultural factors affect the participation of women in politics. Data have been gathered using structured questionnaires. Quantitative methods of data analysis have been employed and SPSS has been used as a data analysis tool. The study finds out that, though the participation of women in politics is gaining both international and national attention, several challenges still inhibit the effective participation of Ghanaian women in politics. These challenges range from socio-economic to religious and cultural factors. They include patriarchy, religious practice, inadequate finances, societal and family commitments and low levels of education, The researcher thus makes recommendations to improve the participation of women in politics. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 83p; ill
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Politics en_US
dc.subject Muslim Community en_US
dc.subject Ghanaian en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.title The Participation of Women in Politics in Ghana: The Case of Tamale as a Muslim Community en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Ghana


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