Summary Book Review Nkrumah & the Chiefs by Richard Rathbone:
Download or read book Nkrumah & the Chiefs written by Richard Rathbone and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The end of independent chieftaincy must be one of the most fundamental changes in the long history of Ghana, and one of the central achievements that Kwame Nkrumah and his movement brought about. Nkrumah & the Chiefs examines a radical nationalist government's attempts to destroy chieftaincy in Ghana. Richard Rathbone's pioneering work shows how chiefly resistance forced the government to seek control over rural areas by incorporating and redefining chieftaincy. Based primarily on previously unconsulted archival and other material in Ghana, Nkrumah & the Chiefs is a detailed analysis of this neglected side of Ghana's history.
Summary Book Review Religion and Chieftaincy in Ghana by Louise Müller:
Download or read book Religion and Chieftaincy in Ghana written by Louise Müller and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2013 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on extensive research in primary and secondary sources and on field research in Ghana, including more than 40 interviews, and applying her formidable expertise in African history, philosophy, historical anthropology and religious studies, Dr. Louise Muller has produced a superb analysis of the history and transformation of the roles of chieftaincy in the religious institutions, rituals and ideas among the Asante. -- David E. Skinner, Professor of History, African and Islamic Studies, Santa Clara U. (Series: Anthropology of Religion / Religionsethnologie - Vol. 2)
Summary Book Review The Politics of Chieftaincy by Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch:
Download or read book The Politics of Chieftaincy written by Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2014 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Documents the profound societal changes that occurred in Accra, the capital city of the Gold Coast colony (modern Ghana), during the peak decades of British colonial rule, 1920-1950.
Summary Book Review Chieftaincy in Ghana by A. K. P. Kludze:
Download or read book Chieftaincy in Ghana written by A. K. P. Kludze and published by Austin & Winfield Pub. This book was released on 2000 with total page 597 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chieftaincy in Ghana is an extensive account of the many roles of chiefs in modern society. A. Kodzo Paaku Kludze provides detailed accounts and analyses of the law practices, rituals, and customs of chieftaincy. Kludze begins his study with a historical account bringing his analyses to the present, and speculates on the future of chieftaincy in its formal and informal roles in the changing social milieu. The author's close personal background and association with chieftaincy allows him to shed light on the mysterious practices and supernatural connections. Kludze offers an authoritative and comprehensive study of chieftaincy in the context of the modern social, political, and legal institutions of Ghana.
Summary Book Review Conflicts in Succession to Chieftaincy in Ghana by Fusheini Halawayhi:
Download or read book Conflicts in Succession to Chieftaincy in Ghana written by Fusheini Halawayhi and published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. This book was released on 2011-12 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ongoing succession conflict in Nanun is a replica of what consistently happens during interregnums since 1964. Sometimes, the contention is resolved amicably; sometimes it is prolonged. The flexibility of the rules of succession makes it possible for individuals and groups such as politicians to manipulate the system. This and other factors, such as generational qualification, economic interest etc, make the situation more complex resulting sometimes in warfare. This book explores these factors and the nature of chieftaincy in Nanun and the rules that regulate succession to high political offices, especially at the paramountcy level. It further suggests ways of dealing with the issue of succession conflict in order to prevent future occurrence. The book concludes with the observation that despite the numerous conflicts that have bedeviled the chieftaincy institution, the institution is still valid and highly respected.
Summary Book Review The Effects of Chieftaincy Disputes in Ghana by Patrick Kwasi Brobbey:
Download or read book The Effects of Chieftaincy Disputes in Ghana written by Patrick Kwasi Brobbey and published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite being often cited as one of the most stable and peaceful countries in Africa, the Ghanaian society just like any other association of human beings is not devoid of disputes. Nonetheless, the frequency, and intensity of the disputes bedeviling Ghanaians are comparatively not as alarming as those of neighboring countries like Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The most common type of disputes in Ghana usually erupts either within a particular ethnic group, or between two or more ethnic groups. Among these disputes are the Bawku, and the Dagbon Chieftaincy Disputes. Using the Bawku Chieftaincy Dispute as a case study, this book has shown that chieftaincy disputes in Ghana have negative socio-politico-economic consequences on the Ghanaian society. Prominent among these effects are: the loss of lives, the destruction of properties, the severance of family ties, low agricultural production, the injuring of persons, the stifling of educational progress, the closure of health facilities, and threats to national stability. Furthermore, the book proposes means by which the Bawku Chieftaincy Dispute (and the perennial violence associated with it)can be resolved short of war.
Summary Book Review Die Konstruktion von Ethnizität by Carola Lentz:
Download or read book Die Konstruktion von Ethnizität written by Carola Lentz and published by Rudiger Koppe. This book was released on 1998 with total page 690 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Critical Perspectives in Politics and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana by Wisdom J. Tettey:
Download or read book Critical Perspectives in Politics and Socio-Economic Development in Ghana written by Wisdom J. Tettey and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume provides a comprehensive and integrated analysis of contemporary Ghanaian politics and economy and their relationship to culture. It combines rich, recent, empirical material with sophisticated theoretical analyses, bringing fresh and unique interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on the issues examined.
Summary Book Review Seeking Viable Grassroots Representation Mechanisms in African Constitutions by Charles Mwalimu:
Download or read book Seeking Viable Grassroots Representation Mechanisms in African Constitutions written by Charles Mwalimu and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 742 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book Charles Mwalimu explores viable grassroots representation mechanisms in African constitutions in order to positively integrate indigenous and modern systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. A comparative study method is used to examine the constitutional principles of chieftaincy and local government and their impact on human rights. To establish and prove lack of positive integration Mwalimu connects this failure to poor constitutionalism, development and stultified growth and human rights violations. This book proposes remedial actions to build nondiscriminatory constitutional regimes eradicating violations of human rights.
Summary Book Review Ghana's New Christianity by Paul Gifford:
Download or read book Ghana's New Christianity written by Paul Gifford and published by C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS. This book was released on 2004 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In sub-Saharan Africa over the last two decades there has been an explosion of Christianity. This book sets out to identify its particular character, focusing on a particular place: Greater Accra, the capital of Ghana. Paul Gifford examines a wide range of Accra's new churches, giving priority to mega-churches. Every dimension -- discourse, theological vision, worship, rituals, music, media involvement, use of the Bible, conventions, finances, clientele -- is analysed. Gifford argues that this Christianity is not otherworldly: its emphasis is on success, achievement, wealth here and now. Yet within this general orientation there is diversity. At one end of the spectrum are churches that, building on the traditional religious imagination, see demonic forces everywhere blocking personal success. In the churches the key factor is the special 'man of God' who is understood to have the 'anointing' to conquer these forces, to 'reverse the curse' that is holding the believer back. At the other end is a strain of this new Christianity that discounts spiritual forces and sees victory resulting from the believer's own education and skills, and from transforming culture.The book also joins the debate over the role of this Christianity in modernizing economic and political structures. It sets the scene by describing Ghana's political and economic situation in the decades when these churches were proliferating, and outlines the current debate on the reasons for Africa's economic plight. It is argued that although focusing on success and wealth can provide motivation in circumstances where it is so easy to despair, the pervasive emphasis on miracles militates against any natural fostering of a new work ethic. As for their political role, some churches are easily co-opted; others challenge the government, but for 'spiritual' reasons that provide little incentive to grapple with issues of governance; by contrast, Gifford finds one important church encouraging change of the entire political culture. No other book has set forth the complex nature of Africa's new Christianity with such clarity, or offered such a searching analysis of its power to tackle Africa's predicament.
Summary Book Review Politics, Governance, and Development in Ghana by Joseph R a Ayee:
Download or read book Politics, Governance, and Development in Ghana written by Joseph R a Ayee and published by . This book was released on 2019-10-16 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since it achieved independence in 1957, the West African state of Ghana has become the torchbearer of African liberation, as well as a laboratory for the study of endemic problems facing the African continent. In terms of democratic consolidation, the country holds a unique position on the continent as beacon of stability and democracy. Politics, Governance, and Development in Ghana takes critical stock of the landmark themes that have dominated its history since independence. The contributors address issues such as citizenship, civil society, the military, politicians, chiefs, transnational actors, the public sector and policies, the executive branch, decentralization, the economy, electoral politics, natural resources, and relations with Asia and the diaspora. These themes support "mobilizing for Ghana's future," which is the theme for the diamond jubilee celebration of Ghana's independence. Edited by Joseph R.A. Ayee, this book will deepen the literature on studies on Ghana especially in the areas of politics, governance, economy and development; serve as a resource for academics, students, practitioners; and commemorate the diamond jubilee celebration of Ghana's independence.
Summary Book Review Waala Chieftaincy Disputes and Indigenous Conflict Resolution in Ghana by Hafiz Bin Salih:
Download or read book Waala Chieftaincy Disputes and Indigenous Conflict Resolution in Ghana written by Hafiz Bin Salih and published by . This book was released on 2020-08-11 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book is based on the author's Doctoral Thesis, which assessed the Nature of Chieftaincy Disputes and the Indigenous Dispute Resolution among the Waala of the Upper West Region of Ghana. The thesis endeavours to address several essential questions which assisted the re-searcher in documenting the findings of the study. Chieftaincy disputes tend to be overlooked by the authorities expected to resolve them; probably because they perceive such conflicts as tractable and not complex. There are provisions within Waala society and in the Kingdom for indigenous means of dispute resolution that have been relegated to the background. It was discovered in the study that these indigenous approaches have the potency to resolve chieftaincy conflicts among the Waala royals. The Waala monarchy and the Wa Naa are the custodians of Waala customs and culture which pro-vide transparent processes for the choice of a new Wa Naa and other leaders and any conflicts arising thereof. The study discovers that the use of formal law courts has not been effective in resolving the persistent Wa chieftaincy conflict. It also discovers that a disregard for indigenous conflict resolution approach had been a contributory factor to the inability of feuding parties to find a solution to the persistent Wa chieftaincy conflict. It was revealed that the Wa chieftaincy con-flict had affected local development and advancement. This book highlights the indigenous method of chieftaincy conflict resolution of the Waala people of the Upper West Region in Ghana.
Summary Book Review Chieftaincy, Land Dispute and Violent Conflict in Northern Ghana by Phidelia Amey:
Download or read book Chieftaincy, Land Dispute and Violent Conflict in Northern Ghana written by Phidelia Amey and published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, a number of African countries have been embroiled in bitter ethnic conflicts and civil wars, which have threatened the very basis of the modern African state. There are growing concerns about the adverse effects these conflicts are having on the stability and development of the continent. Countries such as Ghana, meanwhile, seem to be relatively stable in a West African region of great instability. However periodic violent ethnic clashes particularly in the Northern part of the country has become a source of concern. This study is an account of the emergence of particular identities and how they are linked to ethnic conflict. The paper argues that the root causes of most ethnic conflicts can be traced to how identities have been manipulated over the years. The study seeks to identify the distortions in social structures as a result of continues manipulation and explains why these conflicts have persisted. The paper proposes a multi-dimensional approach which will include institutional reforms and capacity building of security agencies as some of the pragmatic measures that policy makers can adopt in addressing the numerous challenges that these conflicts present.
Summary Book Review The Verdict of Bimbilla Chieftaincy by Fusheini Yakubu:
Download or read book The Verdict of Bimbilla Chieftaincy written by Fusheini Yakubu and published by Partridge Africa. This book was released on 2015-04-17 with total page 62 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History of the Gbewaa States Part I New Edition is his first publication. The second publication is The Verdict of Bimbilla Chieftaincy Right or Wrong? History of the Gbewaa States Second Edition will be his third publication. Tourism and Investment Potentials in Northern Ghana will come as fourth publication.
Summary Book Review The Lions of Dagbon by Martin Staniland:
Download or read book The Lions of Dagbon written by Martin Staniland and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2008-11-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The political conflict that has taken the most violent form and proved costliest in human lives in Ghana in the last half century has been a chieftaincy dispute in the northern kingdom of Dagomba, known as the Yendi skin dispute. The major loss of life took puce in 1969 but the dispute has continued to trouble Ghanaian politics and has affected the careers of national leaders under both civilian and military regimes. It is one of the most complex, explosive and intractable disputes in a country noted for conflicts over chieftaincy. Mr Staniland examines the political history of Dagomba, one of the most important pre-colonial states in what is now Ghana, from its partition between the British and the Germans in 1899. He analyses the attitudes and policies of successive governments towards chieftaincy and `traditionalism', and the effects which outside control has had on dynastic politics.
Summary Book Review The Future of African Customary Law by Jeanmarie Fenrich:
Download or read book The Future of African Customary Law written by Jeanmarie Fenrich and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-07-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Customary laws and traditional institutions in Africa constitute comprehensive legal systems that regulate the entire spectrum of activities from birth to death. Once the sole source of law, customary rules now exist in the context of pluralist legal systems with competing bodies of domestic constitutional law, statutory law, common law and international human rights treaties. This book promotes discussion and understanding of customary law and explores its continued relevance in sub-Saharan Africa. The volume considers the characteristics of customary law and efforts to ascertain and codify customary law, and how this body of law differs in content, form and status from legislation and common law. It also addresses a number of substantive areas of customary law including the role and power of traditional authorities; customary criminal law; customary land tenure, property rights and intestate succession; and the relationship between customary law, human rights and gender equality.
Summary Book Review The Politics of Heritage in Africa by Derek R. Peterson:
Download or read book The Politics of Heritage in Africa written by Derek R. Peterson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-02 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book shows African heritage to be a mode of political organisation - where heritage work has a uniquely wide currency.