BP137: The practice of democracy in Ghana: Beyond the formal framework

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Briefing papers
2014
137
Armah-Attoh, Daniel and Anna Robertson

In December 2012, Ghana held its sixth multi-party elections under the Fourth Republic. Given this record and the subsequent esteem with which Ghana’s democracy is held, this paper seeks to examine the depth of both formal and participatory democracy in Ghana using Afrobarometer survey data. Furthermore, the paper will examine whether citizens’ quest to secure basic public service facilities and delivery in their communities democracy in Ghana.