Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorSteeves, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMichelmann, Hansen_US
dc.creatorAbdul Karim, Abdulaien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-26T12:00:12Z
dc.date.available2014-09-26T12:00:12Z
dc.date.created2014-08en_US
dc.date.issued2014-09-25en_US
dc.date.submittedAugust 2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/ETD-2014-08-1669en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents an analysis of the extent of democratic consolidation in Ghana by examining the role of state institutions, the institutionalization of the political parties and the de facto two-party system, as well as civil society and interest groups. It addresses the following specific questions. What has been the role of state institutions in the democratic consolidation process? To what extent have the political parties and the de facto two-party system been institutionalized and what has been their contribution in the democratic consolidation process? How vibrant are civil society and interest groups and what has been their contribution in the democratic consolidation process? What are the challenges and constraints faced by state institutions, the institutionalized political parties and party system, as well as civil society and interest groups in contributing to the democratic consolidation process? What measures should be adopted to deal with these challenges and constraints? Focusing on the July 2012 presidential succession and the December 2012 general elections as case studies, the analysis in this thesis demonstrates that state institutions such as the Executive, Parliament, the Judiciary, the Electoral Commission and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, as well as an institutionalized political parties and party system and civil society and interest groups have made some contribution in the democratic consolidation process. However, the analysis also demonstrates that there are a few challenges and constraints that need to be addressed before Ghana can be considered a consolidated democracyen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectDemocratic Consolidationen_US
dc.subjectPresidential Successionen_US
dc.subjectElectionsen_US
dc.titleDemocratic Consolidation in Ghanaen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKordan, Bohdanen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record