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Title:The promises and realities of Ghana's decentralization: a case study from the Wenchi district of Ghana
Authors:Adams, SamuelISNI
Taabazuing, Joseph
Year:2015
Periodical:Journal of contemporary African studies (ISSN 1469-9397)
Volume:33
Issue:1
Pages:88-104
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:decentralization
popular participation
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/02589001.2015.1024007
Abstract:This article explores the functioning of the decentralized structures in Wenchi district of Ghana in purpose of generating deeper insights into the interplay between decentralization outcomes and prevailing social, economic, and cultural realties. The main findings of the study indicate that sub-district structures do not provide an effective platform for citizen participation. Elections were found to primarily be an instrument for demanding accountability from assembly members. Finally, field services were found not to be responsive to the needs of citizens. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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