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Who runs the municipality? : The intractable interest of neo-traditional actors in Ghana’s local state

URN to cite this document: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-4082-7

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Sabbi, Matthew:
Who runs the municipality? : The intractable interest of neo-traditional actors in Ghana’s local state.
ed.: Daniel, Antje
Bayreuth, Germany , 2018 . - IV, 36 S. - (University of Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers ; 22 )

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The institution of chieftaincy actively shapes how Ghanaian municipalities function on a daily basis. Chiefs largely decide who is elected to the municipal councils and who holds the highest office. By acquiescing to this practice, the state is mindful that its own legitimacy is contingent on the affirmation of neo-traditional authority.

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Item Type: Working paper, discussion paper
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Keywords: Chieftaincy; municipality; Ghana; councillors; contingent legitimacy; public authority
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Sociology of Development
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Language: English
Originates at UBT: Yes
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-4082-7
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2019 11:28
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 05:42


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