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Recurrence and Change in a Post-Independence African State

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Akwasi P. Osei

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.