An urban twist to politics in Ghana

UTSePress Research/Manakin Repository

Search UTSePress Research

Advanced Search


My Account

Show simple item record Obeng-Odoom, Franklin en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-02-02T11:04:02Z 2012-02-02T11:04:02Z 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2011000565 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Obeng-Odoom Franklin 2010, 'An urban twist to politics in Ghana', Elsevier, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 392-399. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0197-3975 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper questions the preparedness of Ghanaian politicians for the 2010 urban `explosion? in Ghana. It reveals that urban policy in Ghana is overly focussed on curbing the symptoms of urban problems while leaving the structural causes of the problems intact. Physical beautification of cities and `bright light? ideas have taken precedence over policies that address the political economy of land, poverty and inequality. Although Ghana has a reputation for relatively good governance, this evidence on the limits to urban policies suggests that there are severe limits to the effectiveness of urban policies as a means of meeting social needs and redressing urban inequalities en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title An urban twist to politics in Ghana en_US
dc.parent Habitat International en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation uk en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 392 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 399 en_US DAB.Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160400 en_US
dc.personcode 109896 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Human Geography en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Urban; Policy; Ghana; Poverty; Inequality; Political economy en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 109896 en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record