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Title:Businessmen in Politics: Party Struggle in Ghana, 1949-1957
Author:Rathbone, RichardISNI
Year:1973
Periodical:Journal of Development Studies
Volume:9
Issue:3
Period:April
Pages:391-401
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:entrepreneurs
party structure
Politics and Government
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/00220387308421452
Abstract:Although Ghanaian political parties appear to have shown strong ideological dissimilarities, it can be shown that their memberships display marked regularities. This article concentrates on an important section of such members, namely small businessmen. Although they appear to have common interests there are real distinctions of explanatory import to be made within such a category. The first distinction is that between the established business interest which lay behind the United Gold Coast Convention and the aspirant business interest which supported its radical rival The Convention People's Party. A second distinction is that of an excluded, regional business interest, which lay behind the strong challenge to the CPP government in the shape of the National Liberation Movement. Notes; ref.
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