Neo-liberalism and Resistance in Ghana: Understanding the Political Agency of the Subalterns in Social-historical Context

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dc.contributor.advisor Kannae, Lawrence
dc.contributor.author Ayelazuno, Jasper
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-21T15:39:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-21T15:39:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/49582
dc.description.abstract The dissertation documents distinct elements of the social and historical contexts of Bolivia and Ghana, focusing on underpinnings of differences in political behaviour of the subalterns in an era of neo-liberalism. Unlike their Bolivian counterparts, Ghanaians have not independently resisted the free market policies of a neo-liberal state. The key finding is that a materialist framework of agency in anti-neoliberalism literature does not capture the complexity of subaltern agency and their contradictory political behaviour in the way that a social-historical framework does. In critical theory the term subaltern designates the populations who are outside the hegemonic power structure of the colony. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (594 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.subject POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RESISTANCE en
dc.subject PROTEST MOVEMENTS en
dc.subject POLITICAL OPPOSITION en
dc.subject ELECTORAL SYSTEMS en
dc.subject NEOLIBERALISM en
dc.subject MARKET ECONOMY en
dc.subject ECONOMIC DOCTRINES en
dc.subject CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE en
dc.subject ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject BOLIVIA en
dc.title Neo-liberalism and Resistance in Ghana: Understanding the Political Agency of the Subalterns in Social-historical Context en
dc.type Thesis en
idrc.project.number 105407
idrc.project.componentnumber 105407011
idrc.project.title IDRC Corporate Awards 2008-2009 en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.contributor.department York University Political Science


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