The politics of ideas in Africa : A reflection on Ghana's political history. / Siaw, Emmanuel.

In: Ideology Theory Practice, 28.03.2022.

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title = "The politics of ideas in Africa: A reflection on Ghana's political history",
abstract = "Although there is a popular drive towards a much-touted {\textquoteleft}pragmatic{\textquoteright} understanding of global events, an ideological theory of international relations has become more important due to the complexity of these events. This means the creation of new methodologies and conceptions to demonstrate that the adaptability and everydayness of ideologies has become even more essential in a dynamic world. One way of doing this is to treat ideologies as living variables that can interact with contexts to shape policies and the substance of the ideas themselves. What this also means is to further enhance the bid to see ideologies as phenomena that are “necessary, normal, and [which] facilitate (and reflect) political action”.[1] In this piece, I argue that a contextualisation of socialism and classical liberalism into the Nkrumah and Danquah-Busia-Dombo ideological debate, respectively, has been the ideological binary pervading Ghanaian politics since independence despite the changes in government and personnel.",
author = "Emmanuel Siaw",
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