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The Resource Economies after colonialism : Ghana and the struggle for power, Lindsay Whitfield

Economies after colonialism : Ghana and the struggle for power, Lindsay Whitfield

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Economies after colonialism : Ghana and the struggle for power
Title
Economies after colonialism
Title remainder
Ghana and the struggle for power
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay Whitfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite Ghana's strong democratic track record in recent decades, the economy remains underdeveloped. Industrial policies are necessary to transform the colonial trading economy that Ghana inherited at independence, but successive governments have been unwilling or unable to implement them. In this highly original interpretation, supported by new empirical material, Lindsay Whitfield exposes the reasons for why the Ghanaian economy remains underdeveloped and sets her theory in the wider African context. She offers a new way of thinking about the political economy of Africa that charts a clear path away from defining Africa in terms of neopatrimonial politics and that provides new conceptual tools for addressing what kind of business-state relations are necessary to drive economic development. As a study of Ghana that addresses both the economy and politics from early colonialism to the present day, this is a must-read for any student or scholar interested in the political economy of development in Africa
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1978-
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Whitfield, Lindsay
Dewey number
330.9667
Index
index present
LC call number
HC1060
LC item number
.W45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Economic development
Label
Economies after colonialism : Ghana and the struggle for power, Lindsay Whitfield
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Jun 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Ghanaian political economy and the politics of industrial policy; 2. Origins of competitive clientelism and weak domestic capitalists; 3. Return to competitive clientelism in the fourth republic; 4. Economic growth, but maintaining the colonial trading economy; 5. Challenges to diversifying exports: accessing global markets and learning to learn; 6. Challenges to modernizing agro-processing: struggles over inputs, organizing smallholders, and enforcing contracts; 7. NPP government and the not so 'Golden Age of Business'; 8. NDC II Government and managing the new oil wealth
Control code
CR9781108545877
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108545877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Economies after colonialism : Ghana and the struggle for power, Lindsay Whitfield
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Jun 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Ghanaian political economy and the politics of industrial policy; 2. Origins of competitive clientelism and weak domestic capitalists; 3. Return to competitive clientelism in the fourth republic; 4. Economic growth, but maintaining the colonial trading economy; 5. Challenges to diversifying exports: accessing global markets and learning to learn; 6. Challenges to modernizing agro-processing: struggles over inputs, organizing smallholders, and enforcing contracts; 7. NPP government and the not so 'Golden Age of Business'; 8. NDC II Government and managing the new oil wealth
Control code
CR9781108545877
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108545877
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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