Issues in Ghana's Electoral Politics

Publisher: CODESRIA Release date: 2016-12-29

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Ghana attained independence in 1957. From 1992, when a new constitution came into force and established a new - democratic - framework for governing the country, elections have been organized every four years to choose the governing elites. The essays in this volume are about those elections because elections give meaning to the role of citizens in democratic governance. The chapters depart from the study of formal structures by which the electorate choose their representatives. They evaluate the institutional forms that representation take in the Ghanaian context, and study elections outside the specific institutional forms that according to democratic theory are necessary for arriving at the nature of the relationships that are formed between the voters and their representatives and the nature and quality of their contribution to the democratic process.

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Genre: Africa

Collection: Codesria

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 232

ISBN: 9782869787254

Additional Information

Genre: Africa

Collection: Codesria

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 232

ISBN: 9782869787254

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