Critical Perspectives on Politics and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $35.96
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 62%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $35.96   
  • New (2) from $195.00   
  • Used (5) from $35.96   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


This volume provides a comprehensive and integrated analysis of Ghanaian politics, economy and society, outlining tensions, dilemmas and prospects that the country has to contend with. The chapters critically examine the performance and prospects of democratic institutions and processes; responses to, and impact of, economic policies and programs; and how culture intersects with the preceding developments to shape socio-economic and political institutions and practices. The collection is divided into four thematic sections:
Politics, the State and Democratic Consolidation Economic Crisis and Neo-Liberal Reforms: Responses and Implications Indigenous Institutions and the Shaping of Development Culture, Indigenous Knowledge and Development It combines rich, recent, empirical material with sophisticated theoretical analyses, and brings unique interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the issues examined.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This refreshing analysis of Ghana's socioeconomic political development offers a critical assessment of ...Ghana's 45-year experience. All the essays are effective and readable intellectual reconfiguration's.'
M.E. Doro, Choice, 2004.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004130135
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/29/2003
  • Series: African Social Studies Series, #6
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Wisdom J. Tettey, Ph.D., Queen’s University, is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, Canada.
Korbla Puplampu, Ph.D., University of Alberta, teaches at Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Canada.
Bruce Berman, Ph.D., Yale University, is Professor of Political Studies at Queen’s University, Canada.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Tables, Boxes and Figures
Note on Contributors
Introduction: Ghana and the Experience of 'Development' 1
Sect. 1 Politics, the State and Democratic Consolidation
Ch. 1 Capitalism Incomplete: State, Culture and the Politics of Industrialization 21
Ch. 2 Local Government, Decentralization and State Capacity in Ghana 45
Ch. 3 The Mass Media, Political Expression and Democratic Transition 83
Ch. 4 Ethnicity and the Development of National Consciousness: A Human Factor Analysis 107
Sect. 2 Economic Crisis and Neo-Liberal Reforms: Responses and Implications
Ch. 5 State-NGO Relations and Agricultural Sector Development 135
Ch. 6 The Implications of State Policy for Micro-Enterprise Development 153
Ch. 7 "A Plurality of Resistances" to Economic Reform: The Case of State-Owned Enterprises 177
Ch. 8 Creative Allocation of Space as a Response to Economic Crisis 201
Ch. 9 Demographic Processes, Economic Growth and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana, 1960-2000 223
Sect. 3 Indigenous Institutions and the Shaping of Development
Ch. 10 Chiefs in Their Millennium Sandals: Traditional Authority in Ghana - Relevance, Challenges and Prospects 241
Ch. 11 Land Tenure and Agricultural Development in Ghana: The Intersection of Class, Culture and Gender 273
Ch. 12 Citizenship, Customary Law and Gendered Jurisprudence: A Socio-Legal Perspective 305
Sect. 4 Culture, Indigenous Knowledge and Development
Ch. 13 Is Culture the Obstacle to Development in Ghana? A Critique of the Culture-Development Thesis as it Applies to Ghana and South Korea 335
Ch. 14 Critical Teaching in an African Context: Local Knowledge and Educational Reforms 365
Ch. 15 Environmentalism and Cultural Change: The Role of the Mass Media 389
References 413
Index 449
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)