Ghana in Search of Development
The Challenge of Governance, Economic Management and Institution Building

By Dan-Bright S. Dzorgbo
December 1998
Uppsala University
ISBN: 91-506-1315-4
311 Pages
$49.50 Paper Original

This Ph.D. dissertation tries to explain why Ghana struggles to survive, despite the fact that it was judged to have a head start in economics and social life in the 1950s. The author covers a variety of topics that include: the neglect of the state in development studies; the patrimonial state as an obstacle to capitalist growth; the pre-colonial institution of Ghanaian societies; economic & political tensions in the Great Transformation (1951-1966); the search for a new socioeconomic and political order (1966-1969); the failure of the democratic revolution (1969-1979); and from populism to neo-liberalism (1979-1998). A conclusion and policy implications are included, along with references and an appendix.

African Studies; Political Science

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