The Political Legacy of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (African Studies 66)

The Political Legacy of Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana (African Studies 66)

By: Charles Adom Boateng (author)Hardback

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This work contributes to the fields of political science, sociology, development, economics, and international relations to furnish an understanding of the role and impact of one of Africa's, and indeed the entire Third World's, leading political figures.

Contents

Introduction - significance of Nkrumah - theories of dependency and modernization, Nkrumah's charismatic personality; frameworks for understanding Nkrumah - comparative intellectual tradition, Nkrumah's notions of the global context/theory of development, national responses, socialism, pan-Africanism; Ghana and Nkrumah - political, social, economic conditions, life and career of Nkrumah; implementation - domestic, agricultural, social and foreign policies, evaluation of Nkrumah's regime; the Volta River project; the problems leading to Nkrumah's decline - internal - civil rights and liberties violations, wasting of resources, corruption, economic problems, conflicts with chiefs, external - communist ties, reliance on foreign aid, pan-Africanism; conclusion - Nkrumah as political theorist, policy-maker, appraisal of regime.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773468122
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780773468122
  • ISBN10: 0773468129

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