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Democracy in Ghana : everyday politics in urban Africa

Author: Jeffrey Paller
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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A detailed account of politics in Ghana's urban neighborhoods, providing a new way to understand African democracy and development.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Paller, Jeffrey,
Democracy in Ghana
(OCoLC)1085944796
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Paller
ISBN: 1108683150 9781108683159 9781108578721 1108578721
OCLC Number: 1089524321
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 313 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: 1 Democracy, Development, and Daily Life --
Part I The Roots of Urban Politics in Africa --
2 Leadership and Civic Life in Urban Africa --
3 The Political History of Urbanization in Ghana --
Part II Everyday Politics in Urban Ghana 4 The Construction of Legitimate Authority 5 Distributive Politics for an Urbanizing Continent --
6 The Organization of Civic Life --
7 Everyday Politics in Urban Africa --
Methodological Appendix.
Responsibility: Jeffrey W. Paller.

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With a majority urban population, Ghana has one of the most successful and consolidated democracies in Africa. Based on fifteen months of fieldwork, Jeffrey W. Paller explains the meaning and  Read more...

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