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Ghana’s Fourth Republic, Democratic Governance, and Jerry Rawlings

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This chapter examines the evolution of Ghana’s Fourth Republic and Jerry Rawlings’ role and legacy in the democratic process since the early 1990s. The chapter looks at Ghana’s state institutions and other democratic elements in terms of their successes and challenges in the Fourth Republic. Democratic elements such as the media, civil society groups, judiciary, political parties, and electoral justice issues or post-election conflict resolution matters have been examined. While recognizing some of the flaws that have continued to face Ghana’s democracy, the chapter argues that former President Rawlings’ contributions to Ghana’s democracy cannot be overlooked when examining the evolution and consolidation of the country’s Fourth Republic.

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Kumah-Abiwu, F. (2022). Ghana’s Fourth Republic, Democratic Governance, and Jerry Rawlings. In: Kumah-Abiwu, F., Abidde, S.O. (eds) Jerry John Rawlings. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14667-1_13

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