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Father of the Nation: Ghanaian Nationalism, Internationalism and the Political Iconography of Kwame Nkrumah, 1957 – 2010

Published: Jan 22nd, 2016

by Harcourt Fuller Abstract This article addresses the ways in which Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s prime minister and president, sought visually to propagandize the complementary, yet competing demands of nation-building, Pan-Africanism,… Read More

Age of Elegance: An Italianate Sobrado on the Gold Coast

Published: Jan 22nd, 2016

by Courtnay Micots Abstract Upon first glance, two-story buildings constructed in brick and stone in coastal Ghana appear to be British colonial homes. However, though their façades were inspired by… Read More

The Okada War in Urban Ghana: A Polemic Issue or Policy Mismatch?

Published: Oct 14th, 2015

by Martin Oteng-Ababio and Ernest Agyemang Abstract In recent years the government of Ghana and a section of civil society have clashed over whether motorcycle taxis, christened okada, which are fast… Read More

The Okada War in Urban Ghana: A Polemic Issue or Policy Mismatch?

Published: Oct 13th, 2015

by Martin Oteng-Ababio and Ernest Agyemang Abstract In recent years the government of Ghana and a section of civil society have clashed over whether motorcycle taxis, christened okada, which are… Read More

The Cattle are “Ghanaians” but the Herders are Strangers: Farmer-Herder Conflicts, Expulsion Policy, and Pastoralist Question in Agogo, Ghana

Published: Mar 28th, 2015

by Azeez Olaniyan, Michael Francis, and Ufo Okeke-Uzodike Abstract The phenomenon of farmer-herders conflict across West Africa has prompted management strategies by several governments across the subcontinent. One of the conflict… Read More

A Community-Based Program in a Non-Existent Community

Published: Mar 28th, 2015

by Kwadwo Adusei-Asante Abstract Community is one of the idealized terms used frequently in contemporary development discourse. This paper argues that community is a complex and portrays the outcomes of development… Read More

Party Youth Activists and Low-­Intensity Electoral Violence in Ghana: A Qualitative Study of Party Foot Soldiers’ Activism

Published: Jan 16th, 2015

by George Bob-Milliar Abstract Within the literature, there is growing concern about how competitive politics are contributing to electoral violence in Africa. The focus of scholars has been on large‑scale organized political violence,… Read More

Citizen or Client? An Analysis of Everyday Politics in Ghana

Published: Jan 16th, 2015

by Lauren M. MacLean  Abstract This paper reconsiders the abstract concepts of citizenship and clientelism based on the political attitudes and everyday practices of people living in Ghana. Drawing on survey… Read More

Bread and Freedom: Linking Democracy and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published: Jan 16th, 2015

by Kirk Harris Abstract This article looks at the effect of politics on food security in thirty-­eight Sub‑Saharan African nations since 1990. In so doing, it helps clarify the causal mechanisms through… Read More

The Legacy of J.J. Rawlings in Ghanaian Politics, 1979-2000

Published: Mar 20th, 2014

by John L. Adedeji Abstract Jerry John Rawlings, Ghana’s leader since the December 31, 1981 coup until the 2000 elections, was a Flight Lieutenant in the Air Force and a… Read More