From Quasi-revolutionaries to Capitalist Entrepreneurs: How the PNDC Changed the Face of Ghanaian Entrepreneurship

Title:
From Quasi-revolutionaries to Capitalist Entrepreneurs: How the PNDC Changed the Face of Ghanaian Entrepreneurship
Authors:
Opoku, Darko Kwabena
Abstract:
Flt. Lt. J.J. Rawlings and his fellow ‘revolutionaries’ waged a sustained campaign against established Ghanaian entrepreneurs, insisting that they were corrupt. This narrative is misleading. The prime motive of these self-styled revolutionaries was to de-capitalise political opponents – a goal that they largely accomplished through control and manipulation of the state apparatus. During the 1990s, the same people who had launched a quasi-revolutionary campaign against Ghanaian capitalists became the most successful businesspeople in Ghana. This paper sheds light on a profound, yet ultimately transitory, revolution in Ghana that has largely escaped detailed scholarly examination.
Citation:
Opoku, Darko Kwabena. 2010. "From Quasi-revolutionaries to Capitalist Entrepreneurs: How the PNDC Changed the Face of Ghanaian Entrepreneurship." Commonwealth And Comparative Politics 48(2): 227-256.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
DATE ISSUED:
2010
Department:
African American Studies
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1080/14662041003672528
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309195

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dc.contributor.authorOpoku, Darko Kwabenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:04:27Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:04:27Z-
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationOpoku, Darko Kwabena. 2010. "From Quasi-revolutionaries to Capitalist Entrepreneurs: How the PNDC Changed the Face of Ghanaian Entrepreneurship." Commonwealth And Comparative Politics 48(2): 227-256.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1466-2043en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309195-
dc.description.abstractFlt. Lt. J.J. Rawlings and his fellow ‘revolutionaries’ waged a sustained campaign against established Ghanaian entrepreneurs, insisting that they were corrupt. This narrative is misleading. The prime motive of these self-styled revolutionaries was to de-capitalise political opponents – a goal that they largely accomplished through control and manipulation of the state apparatus. During the 1990s, the same people who had launched a quasi-revolutionary campaign against Ghanaian capitalists became the most successful businesspeople in Ghana. This paper sheds light on a profound, yet ultimately transitory, revolution in Ghana that has largely escaped detailed scholarly examination.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14662041003672528-
dc.subject.departmentAfrican American Studiesen_US
dc.titleFrom Quasi-revolutionaries to Capitalist Entrepreneurs: How the PNDC Changed the Face of Ghanaian Entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalCommonwealth And Comparative Politicsen_US
dc.identifier.volume48en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.startpage227en_US
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