Rethinking the politics of development in Africa? How the ‘political settlement’ shapes resource allocation in Ghana

@inproceedings{Abdulai2014RethinkingTP,
  title={Rethinking the politics of development in Africa? How the ‘political settlement’ shapes resource allocation in Ghana},
  author={Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and Sam Hickey},
  year={2014}
}
Debates over whether democratic or neopatrimonial forms of politics are driving the politics of development in Africa have increasingly given way to more nuanced readings which seek to capture the dynamic interplay of these forms of politics. However, most current analyses fail to identify the specific causal mechanisms through which this politics shapes the actual distribution of resources. A political settlements approach which emphasises the distribution of 'holding power' within ruling… CONTINUE READING

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