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Ghana: Recurrence and Change in a Post-Independence African State
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by Akwasi P. Osei (Author)
One of the enduring characteristics of post-independence Africa has been the inability to fashion stable, meaningful political economies. Material progress has been slow and painful for most people. Akwasi Osei’s study, a reinterpretation of over forty years of Ghanaian politics, shows that, ideological differences notwithstanding, the successive regimes have adopted remarkably similar policies. They have been constrained by the nature of the Ghanaian state.
Global Societies, An Introduction
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by Akwasi Osei (Editor), Odun Balogun (Editor)
Global Societies: An Introduction addresses the necessity of student’s becoming globally aware citizens.
This book is an introduction to understanding how the contemporary global system came into being and takes an interdisciplinary approach to issues of global connections through four themes:[one-half-first]
- The Global Past
- The Global Present
- The Global Marketplace
- Future Global Trends
“Akwasi Osei has written a timely book. Arguing for a new strategy of principled pragmatism, Professor Osei demonstrates with historical evidence how and why such an approach could help liberate Africa in general, and Ghana in particular, from the clutches of neocolonialism. This book gives the uninitiated a guided tour of Ghanaian political and economic history. For those who are veterans in the field of African Studies, this book becomes a useful reference with information that adds to the growing literature of Ghana.”Sulayman S. Nyang
“Professor Akwasi Osei has written a very important book on African economic development problems. Professor Osei provides critical reviews of the model and theories that are used to explain and design development policies for Third World countries. He focuses on the role that the state should play to engineer viable development and concludes viable development will take place in the African economics if the state is capable of taking a position in favor of non-neocolonial policy and opts for a self-reliant strategy of development.”Tetteh Kofi