State Building and Democratization in Africa: Faith, Hope, and Realities

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ethno-regional issues and have tried to balance the representation of the various societal groups in their cabinets and other key political and administrative positions.

While democratization and political liberalization do not appear to pose a direct threat to nation building in the two countries, they do present a challenge to economic reform, which, in turn, could undermine nation building. In both Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, the opening up of the political systems and the relaxation of controls on civil society have brought opposition to economic reform into the open, though incumbent regimes remain committed to such reforms. Thus, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, like other African countries, continue to face the crucial challenge of how to combine sound and sustainable economic development with democratic governance and thereby build a solid basis for nation building.


NOTES
1
For details, see Dennis Austin, Politics in Ghana, 1946- 1960 ( London: Oxford University Press, 1964).
2
A discussion of the distributionist and welfarist emphasis in the economic programs of successive Ghanaian regimes before the neoliberal reforms is found in M. M. Huq , The Political Economy of Ghana, the First 25 Years ( London: Macmillan, 1989); see also Tony Killick, Development Economics in Action ( London: Heinemann, 1978); David Rooney, Kwame Nkrumah: The Political Kingdom and the Third World ( New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988); Roger Genoud, Nationalism and Economic Development in Ghana ( New York: Praeger, 1969).
3
See Killick, Development Economics in Action.
4
The emergence of radical, urban-based opposition to the Ghanaian establishment in the late 1970s and early 1980s, giving rise to a wave of populism and populist coups in Ghana, is discussed in Eboe Hutchful, "New Elements in Militarism: Ethiopia, Ghana and Burkina", International Journal 1, no. 4 ( 1986): xi; also Donald Rothchild and E. Gyimah-Boadi , "Populism in Ghana and Burkina Faso", Current History 88, no. 538 ( May 1989): 221-24, 241-46.
5
For details see Rothchild and Gyimah-Boadi, "Populism in Ghana and Burkina Faso"; Donald Ray, Ghana: Politics, Economics and Society ( Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1986).
6
Huq, The Political Economy of Ghana.
7
For a detailed summary of statist economic development strategies in postcolonial Ghana, see J. Frimpong Ansah, The Vampire State in Africa: The Political Economy of Decline ( Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1992).
8
The political logic underlying the tendencies of African/Ghanaian governments to intervene in internal markets is analyzed in Robert Bates, Markets and States in Tropical Africa ( Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981).
9
See Bates, Markets and States in Tropical Africa; Robert M. Price, "NeoColonialism and Ghana's Economic Decline: A Critical Assessment", Canadian Journal of African Studies 18, no. 1 ( 1984): 163-93; James Ahiakpor, "The Success and Failureof Dependency Theory: The Experience of Ghana"

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