Thesis (M. Soc. Sc.) - Univ. of Birmingham, Depts of West African Studies and Political Science.
Military Rule in Some African, Latin American and Developing Countries 56 Chapter 5: Analysis 61 From the Perspective of Dependency Theory 61 From the Perspective of Military Centrality Theory 63 From the Perspective of Political Development Theory 65 . The politics of the succession of military coups d'état in Ghana represent an illuminating case of militarization processes in an underdeveloped society. The paper shows that the main reasons why Nkrumah's 'anti-imperialist' regime fell () were to be found in the inner dynamics of Ghanaian political, tribal, and class contradictions, strengthened by personal by: African state of Ghana. I shall reformulate the second question to some extent in my discussion, inquiring what three and a half years of military rule have revealed about the political leadership capabilities of the Ghanaian military regime in tackling the twin problems of economic and political development. Ghana has made a remarkable transition, one that is often misrepresented as a transition from military to democratic rule. While the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) under Jerry Rawlings was an authoritarian government that came to p ower by military means, it was not a military .
1 POLITICAL CONTEXT STUDY – GHANA Introduction Ghana‘s post-independence history has been characterized by long periods of military rule, marked by gross human rights abuses.1 With the exception of the First Republic under Nkrumah (), the interludes of civilian governments under the Second (). Ghana (LVC) Following a military coup in , Ghana experienced stable authoritarian rule under John Rawlings until At that time it became a constitutional democracy, with Rawlings elected the first president. Ghana’s numerous ethnic groups continue to be a source of conflict and political behavior. Ghana's Foreign Policy at Independence and Implications for the Coup D'état By Gebe, Boni Yao The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online), Vol. 2, No. . In a referendum organized on 28th April , the draft constitution was adopted by Ghanaians. This marked the start of a new process toward an era of liberal democratic governance. In January , Ghana returned to civilian constitutional rule after eleven years of military rule.
The authors aim, within the context of current discussions of ‘transitions to democracy’, to examine the central concerns of the subject. They approach the topic within the framework of a larger interest in the process of regime change and regime maintenance in Asia and the Pacific since it is clear that the military has played a major role both in bringing about changes of regime and in. The dynamics of judicial autonomy as an instrument of promoting the rule of law, establishing checks and balances and removing arbitrariness as well as the watch dog role of the media, are discussed as part of an analysis of responsible, accountable and limited government in Ghana. “ Traditional Rule and Revolutionary Tradition in Ghana. ” Paper presented at the African Institute for the Study of Human Values Conference on “Our Enduring Heritage in a Changing World,” held in Accra, Ghana, June 23 – 25, The fundamental thrust of this study is to examine the leadership journey in Ghana with specific reference to the various political leaders, be they military or civilian; and the administrative.