mostraligabue
» » Voting for Democracy in Ghana. The 2004 Elections in Perspective Vol.2

ePub Voting for Democracy in Ghana. The 2004 Elections in Perspective Vol.2 download

by Kwame Boafo-Arthur

ePub Voting for Democracy in Ghana. The 2004 Elections in Perspective Vol.2 download
Author:
Kwame Boafo-Arthur
ISBN13:
978-9988771669
ISBN:
9988771665
Language:
Publisher:
Freedom Publications (December 29, 2006)
Subcategory:
Politics & Government
ePub file:
1525 kb
Fb2 file:
1761 kb
Other formats:
rtf lrf lrf mobi
Rating:
4.2
Votes:
266

Ghana's 2004 elections were another milestone in the country's transition to a mature democracy. The essays in this volume cover about 50 constituencies studied during the 2004 elections

Ghana's 2004 elections were another milestone in the country's transition to a mature democracy. The essays in this volume cover about 50 constituencies studied during the 2004 elections. They assess on the bases of evidence from each set of constituencies the quality of democratic governance, focusing on key issues such as political participation, the dynamics of political choice, the electoral system as well as the challenges and prospects of democracy.

Ghana's 2004 elections were another milestone in the country's transition to a mature democracy. The essays in this volume assess various aspects of this transition. The various themes focus on problem areas that impinge directly or indirectly on the performance of the country's democratic institutions and governance. The issues they address include, conflict and reconcili Ghana's 2004 elections were another milestone in the country's transition to a mature democracy.

Kwame Boafo-Arthur of University of Ghana, Accra (Legon) Read 12 publications . The paper delineates what is seen as key challenges to the chieftaincy institution in Ghana.

Kwame Boafo-Arthur of University of Ghana, Accra (Legon) Read 12 publications Contact Kwame Boafo-Arthur. Democracy and Stability in West Africa: The Ghanaian Experience. Historical challenges in the form of colonial attempts to sidestep the institution and the attempts by the immediate post independence governments to subjugate and divest them of their economic strength through drastic laws, never cowed the institution View. Some of the major conclusions are that few Ghanaians are registered party members though they take active part in other political.

KEYWORDS: Democracy, Choice, Cultural Relativism, Democratic Relativism, African Democracy, Ghana. JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Applied Sociology, Vo. N., March 31, 2017. This paper proposes that there is but one type of democracy in the world, which offers individuals the same kind of freedom of choice and wellbeing, provided it is also accepted that the African is an indivisible part of the universal man or woman. What may have given rise to the erroneous concept of an African democracy type is the general assumption that Africa is familiar and understands democratic principles.

2006) Voting for Democracy in Ghana: The 2004 Elections in Perspective, Vo., Accra: Freedom Publications, pp. 157-186] INTRODUCTION Ghana’s current experiment at constitutional rule has taken significant strides forward

2006) Voting for Democracy in Ghana: The 2004 Elections in Perspective, Vo. 157-186] INTRODUCTION Ghana’s current experiment at constitutional rule has taken significant strides forward. From a flawed and very shaky start, the Fourth Republic, for the first time in the country’s history, has witnessed four general elections in a roll. The first two elections returned the former military nt, Jerry Rawlings, into power.

Keynote Address: Refections on Elections in 2004. in Boafo-Arthur, Kwame, e. Voting for Democracy in Ghana: The 2004 Elections in Perspective. Accra, Ghana: Freedom Publications. Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Powell, G. Bingham, and Whitten, Guy . .American Journal of Political Science 37, no. 2: 391–414.

The 2004 United States elections were held on November 2. President George W. Bush won re-election and Republicans retained control of Congress. Democratic Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts won his party's nomination after defeating Senator John Edwards and several other candidates in the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries.

The Long Read: Our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people. Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a simple majority. Never before has the fate of a country – of an entire continent, in fact – been changed by the single swing of such a blunt axe, wielded by disenchanted and poorly informed citizens.

Ghana's 2004 elections were another milestone in the country's transition to a mature democracy. The essays in this volume cover about 50 constituencies studied during the 2004 elections. They assess on the bases of evidence from each set of constituencies the quality of democratic governance, focusing on key issues such as political participation, the dynamics of political choice, the electoral system as well as the challenges and prospects of democracy. Some of the major conclusions are that few Ghanaians are registered party members though they take active part in other political activities, electoral politics may be captured by a few wealthy individuals and groups if the issue of party financing is not addressed dispassionately and promptly; local/community factor and concerns are the greatest influence on voters choices; factors such as ethnicity do not have a decisive influence on voting behavior even where they appear visibly powerful in electoral politics. Above all Ghanaians appreciate the value of competitive elections.