From Quasi-revolutionaries to Capitalist Entrepreneurs: How the PNDC Changed the Face of Ghanaian Entrepreneurship
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.
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.
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Commonwealth And Comparative Politics
African American Studies