Comparative Analysis: Common Patterns or Disparity?

  • Ufuoma Akpojivi


This chapter examines the media reforms embarked upon by Ghana and Nigeria to ascertain if there are common patterns as they both share similar political, economic and socio-cultural features. It was established that due to the hegemonic flow of ideas surrounding the formulation of policy documents in both countries, common trends in relation to ideas and the interplay of previous historical antecedents were evident. In addition, it was observed that both countries approached the reform processes differently, due to socio-cultural, economic and political factors, which have affected the attainment of policy goals and objectives in Ghana and Nigeria alike.


Hegemony Media reform Democracy Development Ghana Nigeria 


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  • Ufuoma Akpojivi
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  1. 1.Department of Media StudiesUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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