566 /AAS 406D
Contemporary West African Politics
Faculty: Guy Martin
will meet in Minor 108 for the first half of class (Prof.
Martin's presentation), then proceed to the Digital Media
Lab for a hands-on workshop.
Gyimah-Boadi, "Ghana: The Challenges of Consolidating
Democracy," pp. 409-427 in Richard A. Joseph (ed.),
State, Conflict and Democracy in Africa. Boulder,
CO: Lynne Rienner, 1999.
Janet Berry Hess, "Imagining Architecture: The Structure
of Nationalism in Accra, Ghana." Africa Today 47.2
(2000) 35-58. [Available on-line through Project Muse
RESERVE: Hinderink & Sterkenberg,
Anatomy of an African Town: A Socio-Economic
Study of Cape Coast, Ghana
recent good general textbooks on African politics are:
J. Schraeder, African Politics & Society: A Mosaic in Transformation.
Boston & New York: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Thomson, An Introduction to African Politics. New York, NY:
excellent general reader (but not easily accessible, though a
few back-ordered copies might be available in the UVA Bookstore)
West Africa, the following is good on background but unfortunately
B. Cruise O'Brien, John Dunn & Richard Rathbone (eds.), Contemporary
West African States. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press,
Ghana, the following may be consulted:
Chazan, An Anatomy of Ghania Politics. Boulder, CO: Westview
Hansen, Ghana Under Rawlings: The Early Years. Lagos:
Malthouse Press, 1991.
Hansen & Kwame Ninsin (eds.), The State, Development and
Politics in Ghana. Dakar: Codesria Books, 1989.
Harold B. Martinson, Politics in Ghana: From Nkrumah to Rawlings.
Accra: Norcento Press, 2000.
Ninsin (ed.), Ghana: Transition to Democracy. Accra:
Freedom Publications, 1998.
Chazan, "Liberalization, Governance & Political Space in Ghana,"
pp. 121-141 in Goran Hyden & Michael Bratton (eds.), Governance
& Politics in Africa. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1992.
Gyimah-Boadi, "Associational Life, Civil Society and Democratization
in Ghana," pp. 125-148 in John W. Harbeson, D. Rothchild & N.
Chazan (eds.), Civil Society and State in Africa. Boulder,
CO: Lynne Rienner, 1994.