Ghana: Transition to Democracy. Edited by Kwame A. Ninsin. Dakar, CODESRIA, 1998, 264 p., ISBN 9782869780910Number of visits: 3000
In 1993 a new democratic order was initiated in Ghana. In 1997 the elected Government ran its full mandate and was re-elected, for the first time in four decades. The authors in this volume question the prevailing trendsand tendencies in the country’s democratisation process. Given its history of incomplete transitions, a thorough analysis of the extremely complex nature of the Ghanaian transition process was needed to look at previous and existing orders.
The papers in this collection identify and discussthe interplay of factors impinging on the current process: the intertwined relationships between economic and political liberalisations, the institutional and non-institutional structures in the emergence of national mass consciousness and movements, and the connections between the military, party politics and chances of sustainable democratic transitions.