Research Papers/Topics in Political Science

The Paris Declaration On Aid Effectiveness And Aid Administration In Ghana: Issues, Challenges And Prospects

ABSTRACTThe end of the Cold War caused or at least promoted progress toward an aid architecture that sought to ensure effectiveness in the delivery of aid. The Paris Declaration (PD) was thus adopted to show the resolve of leaders to take far-reaching and monitorable actions to reform the ways in which aid was delivered and managed (PD, 2005: 1). The primary aim of the Declaration was to provide a framework to manage aid more effectively.Even though Ghana received much aid (a total of US$ 12 ...

The Politics of Public Transportation in Ghana: The Case of Metro Mass Transit Limited

ABSTRACTAn efficient public transportation system is indispensable to the economic development of countries. This study examined the involvement of the state in Ghana‟s public transport delivery. It, particularly, focuses on the creation of Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited as a state-backed transit organisation, in spite of the Ghanaian Government‟s chequered history in the transit industry. The study shows how the Government was, inter alia, politically motivated to set up MMT Limit...

The Effects of The Gonja- Nawuri Conflict on Interethnic Relations in Kpandai District

ABSTRACT Inter-ethnic conflicts have flared up intermittently in Ghana, especially in the northern part of the country, which has a large number of different ethnic communities. These conflicts have left damaging implications for socio-economic development, but also for inter-ethnic relations. This study sought to analyse the Gonja-Nawuri conflict of 1991-1992 in Kpandai in the Northern region. The objective was to establish the impact of the conflict on inter-ethnic relations. A co...

Electoral Competition In Ghana’s Fourth Republic: A Case Study Of Odododiodioo And Akwatia Constituencies 2000-2012

ABSTRACTSince 1992, Ghana has engaged in competitive elections that have produced interesting results. However, violence has characterized most of the elections which have undermined their competitiveness. The two constituencies, Odododiodioo and Akwatia have been cited to notorious election violence areas.Relying on the empirical data from these constituencies, the study found that the two dominant political parties, the NPP and NDC have demonstrated persistence intolerance. The parties have...

The District Chief Executive And Accountability In Ghana’s District Assemblies: The Case Of The Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (Lekma), 2000-2012

ABSTRACT For about three decades, Ghana has pursued decentralisation which has led to the transfer of power and resources to the local level with the aim of accelerating local development and democracy. Successful decentralization, however, depends on accountability of the District Chief Executive (DCE) who is the central figure of the District Assembly. This study which examined the nature of accountability in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) found that, there are ...

The Politics of Railway Transportation And Development in Ghana: A Case Study of NSAWAM And AKIM ACHIASE Junction Railway Stations

ABSTRACT Railways are significant for the realization of innovation, creativity, and development. Railways contribute to social enthusiasm in addition to market competitiveness by conveying millions of consumers as well as personnel to urban places and villages around the world. All over the world countries are recognizing the important role that railways contribute to their economy. In The 1950s, Ghana’s railway transport was considered to be one of the best on the continent of Afric...

Understanding Farmers And Herdsmen Conflict, The Case Of Crop Farmers And Fulani Herders In The Asante Akim North District

Abstract Farmers and herdsmen have co-existed for centuries. Nonetheless, as the world population increases, migration induced by climate change and the increasing prevalent scarcity of resources, farmers-herdsmen relationship has tragically experienced a paradigm shift of co-existence to fierce competition over limited resources. The primary objective of this study is to engage the gap in the literature as to why farmers and herdsmen conflict in Ghana have become protracted, incre...

Political Participation Of Persons With Disability (Pwds) In Ghana

ABSTRACTThe Persons with Disability Act, 2006, makes provision for inclusive participation forpersons with disability (PWDs) in Ghana’s political governance. Nonetheless, politicalparticipation of PWDs in Ghana is generally low. The study, therefore, seeks toexamine the extent of implementation of the Disability Act in promoting politicalinclusion of PWDs. It identifies Actors and motivations for advocacy and policyimplementations for political inclusion of PWDs, challenges to participation...

The Constituency Project Fund Of Members Of Parliament, And Electoral Performance In Selected Constituencies In Ghana, 2013-2016

ABSTRACTThe District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) was introduced in 1993 to assist the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to perform their functions and responsibilities. Over the years, a portion of the Fund has been allocated to Members of Parliament (MPs) to be used in their various constituencies. However, there has not been any regulation or requirement on how the MPs Constituency Project Fund (MPsCPF) should be used. This has led to an abuse of the Fund, as the MPs...

AN Impact Assessment of Donor Support And Elections : The Case OF Ghana’s Fourth Republic (1992-2000)

ABSTRACT Ghana‟s government, was a totalitarian government from the early 1980s until both external and domestic pressures was borne on the regime to liberalize. In 1992, the authoritarian government liberalized and fresh elections were conducted to that respect. In view of the above, the Electoral Commission encountered difficulties in the process of managing the elections. The major challenges were: technical advice, financial constraints; material for election challenges; problems ...

Combating Public Sector Corruption in Ghana: The Case of The Public Procurement Act (2003) ACT 663

ABSTRACT This study sets out to assess the capacity of the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) to combat public sector corruption in Ghana. The study notes that the Act has encouraged competition among bidders for public contracts and enhanced the level of transparency at the tendering process. Structures have been created to harmonise the procurement process to ensure judicious use of public funds. The law has standardized procurement procedures in the public sector. However, the st...

Changing Forms Of Political Communication And Voter Choices In Ghana’s Elections, 1992-2008

ABSTRACT The Fourth Republic has witnessed six successive elections, including those of 1992, 2000 and 2008, which have been examined in this thesis. In all these elections, the role of political communication has been crucial in determining voter choices. Accounting for the accretion of political communication is the liberalization of the media landscape in 1995, which led to the proliferation of radio and television stations as a complement to the explosion of newspapers after the res...

Local Governance And Social Protection Policy Implementation In Ghana: A Case Of The Leap In Ga East Municipality

ABSTRACTSocial protection has become an antidote to economic and social development in modern governments worldwide. Since 1957, successive governments in Ghana have formulated policies to give relief to the poor and vulnerable in the society. Furthermore, some of these social policies have been rather unsustainable due to the myriad of challenges in policy implementation. However, the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme appears to be standing the test of time under differ...

Explaining Change In Voter Behaviour: A Study Of The Lawra Constituency In The 2008 Parliamentary Elections In Ghana

ABSTRACTNo doubt, the Lawra constituency is one of the strong holds of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ghana. This is amply demonstrated by the fact that the party has won four consecutive parliamentary elections since the inception of the fourth republic. However, in the 2008 parliamentary elections, the party lost the seat to the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the first time. This loss shocked not only the NDC party but other keen political observers. This study set...

A Study Of Change And Continuity In French Foreign Policy (1990-2006) In Africa

ABSTRACTAs a colonial power French developed the policy of assimilation the most ambitious administrative system through out the colonial experience of Africa


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