Critical Perspectives on Politics and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana

Critical Perspectives on Politics and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana

by Wisdom J. Tettey
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004130136

ISBN-13: 9789004130135

Pub. Date: 04/29/2003

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume provides a comprehensive and integrated analysis of contemporary Ghanaian politics and economy and their relationship to culture. It combines rich, recent, empirical material with sophisticated theoretical analyses, bringing fresh and unique interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the issues examined.

Overview

This volume provides a comprehensive and integrated analysis of contemporary Ghanaian politics and economy and their relationship to culture. It combines rich, recent, empirical material with sophisticated theoretical analyses, bringing fresh and unique interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the issues examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004130135
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/29/2003
Series:
African Social Studies Series, #6
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsxi
List of Abbreviationsxiii
List of Tables, Boxes and Figuresxv
Note on Contributorsxvii
Introduction: Ghana and the Experience of 'Development'1
Section 1Politics, the State and Democratic Consolidation
Chapter 1Capitalism Incomplete: State, Culture and the Politics of Industrialization21
Chapter 2Local Government, Decentralization and State Capacity in Ghana45
Chapter 3The Mass Media, Political Expression and Democratic Transition83
Chapter 4Ethnicity and the Development of National Consciousness: A Human Factor Analysis107
Section 2Economic Crisis and Neo-Liberal Reforms: Responses and Implications
Chapter 5State-NGO Relations and Agricultural Sector Development135
Chapter 6The Implications of State Policy for Micro-Enterprise Development153
Chapter 7"A Plurality of Resistances" to Economic Reform: The Case of State-Owned Enterprises177
Chapter 8Creative Allocation of Space as a Response to Economic Crisis201
Chapter 9Demographic Processes, Economic Growth and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana, 1960-2000223
Section 3Indigenous Institutions and the Shaping of Development
Chapter 10Chiefs in Their Millennium Sandals: Traditional Authority in Ghana--Relevance, Challenges and Prospects241
Chapter 11Land Tenure and Agricultural Development in Ghana: The Intersection of Class, Culture and Gender273
Chapter 12Citizenship, Customary Law and Gendered Jurisprudence: A Socio-Legal Perspective305
Section 4Culture, Indigenous Knowledge and Development
Chapter 13Is Culture the Obstacle to Development in Ghana? A Critique of the Culture-Development Thesis as it Applies to Ghana and South Korea335
Chapter 14Critical Teaching in an African Context: Local Knowledge and Educational Reforms365
Chapter 15Environmentalism and Cultural Change: The Role of the Mass Media389
References413
Index449

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