Title

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

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.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Publication Title

Commonwealth And Comparative Politics

Department

African American Studies

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/14662041003672528

Language

English

Format

text

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