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Military Coups in Ghana 1969-1985. A by-product of global economic injustices?
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The economy of Ghana has faced stagnation over the period of independence till recent times. There have been continuous military presence and intervention in the Ghanaian political Affairs. The period from 1969 to 1985 has been characterised by several military regimes who have blamed global economic injustices as the reason for the failure of the Ghanaian economy. As such they assumed power illegally to liberate the economy from foreign influence and unfair economic policies which has always gone to the detriment of the Ghanaian economy. For this reason diverse economic policies have been enacted by several military regimes and government who have come to power through the gun or military coup. It is my aim in this project work to research and analyze how these claims are justifiable and realizable by researching into the theoretical and empirical evidence, beliefs and principles as well as the economic policies that they implement when they assume power and to conclude on whether this assertion of the military is realizable. As such two main military regimes that came to power NRC/SMC and PNDC in Ghana and some Military takeovers in some developing countries will be studied to know how this assertion was justified in their search for economic well being.

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2008. , 76 p.
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-59341ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--08/00332--SEOAI: diva2:351303
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2010-09-13 Created: 2010-09-13 Last updated: 2011-03-18Bibliographically approved

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