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Ghanas pressfrihet och befolkningens attityder, en negativ trend?: teorikonsumerande fallstudie utav Ghanas demokrati
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today, Ghana is one of Africa’s most stable democracies. According to Larry Diamond an

emerging democracy can be broken down to seven factors, each of which crucial in whether a

legitimate democracy will be successful. By applying Diamonds theory on empirical

information treating Ghana’s history and its inhabitant’s attitudes towards democracy

(measured by surveys), this thesis aim was to examine two separate eras in Ghana’s

democratic development to: 1. Understand the factors that completed Ghana’s transition into a

democracy, 2. Distinguish a difference in attitude and/or in freedom of press when comparing

the two periods and 3. Consider if there is a recent negative trend concerning the freedom of

press and public attitudes that might affect Ghana’s democratic future. The two periods

assessed were 2000-2005 and 2006-to date. Results found that factors important for a healthy

democratic development all in all have been positive in Ghana during these periods with, at

times, some reservation for a tendency towards corruption and censor. Some variation in

terms of attitudes and/or freedom of press was found when comparing the periods, most

significantly towards the end of the second period where a slight decline was noted.

Conclusively no major threat to Ghana’s democratic future was predicted. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 46
Keywords [sv]
Ghana, Demokratiutveckling, Demokratifördjupning
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-65026OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-65026DiVA, id: diva2:1107142
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Social Sciences Programme, specialization Global Studies, 180 credits
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Available from: 2017-06-09 Created: 2017-06-09 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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