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Title:The Colonial State in Northern Ghana: The Political Economy of Pacification
Author:Plange, Nii-K
Periodical:Review of African Political Economy
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:colonial conquest
colonial administration
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03056248408703598
Abstract:This article examines the process through which the northern region of Ghana was 'pacified'. In the course of this the differences between the administration of the north and other regions in Ghana are pointed out. It is argued that the differences between the administration were not caused by a policy of 'neglect', 'isolation' or 'indifference', as sometimes is argued. On the contrary, they should be seen as the consequences of the colonial state's economic policy in Ghana which turned the region into a 'labour reserve' for the new colony. First the author pays attention to the colonial state and pacification in general. - Bibliogr.