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Abdulai, Abdul-Gafaru

Works: 12 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 59 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: K3904, 343.077
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Most widely held works by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai
Governing extractive industries : politics, histories, ideas by Anthony Bebbington( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'éditeur : "This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Proposals for more effective natural resource governance emphasize the importance of institutions and governance, but say less about the political conditions under which institutional change occurs. Governing Extractive Industries synthesizes findings regarding the political drivers of institutional change in extractive industry governance. It analyses resource governance from the late nineteenth century to the present in Bolivia, Ghana, Peru, and Zambia, focusing on the ways in which resource governance and national political settlements interact. The authors focus on the ways in which resource governance and national political settlements interact, exploring the nature of elite politics, the emergence of new political actors, forms of political contention, changing ideas regarding natural resources and development, the geography of natural resource deposits, and the influence of the transnational political economy of global commodity production."
The changing role of CSOs in public policy making in Ghana by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Assist People Living in Poverty? : the Ethics of Poverty Reduction( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper provides an examination of the relevance of ethics to poverty reduction. Ethics examines the nature and scope of institutions as the deepest level of analysis. The ethics of poverty is understood as the principles and processes of justification employed to justify assisting people in poverty. The paper argues that ethical perspectives are relevant to understanding poverty and the priority given to poverty reduction in society. It further argues that ethical perspectives inform the design and scope of anti-poverty programmes. Drawing on the recent expansion of social assistance in Brazil, South Africa and Ghana, the paper shows that ethical perspectives are relevant to our understanding of the evolution of anti-poverty policy
Political will in combating corruption in developing and transition economies : a comparative study of Singapore, Hong Kong and Ghana by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Avtor, izhajajoč iz lastnih izkušenj v Gani in obsežnega pregleda literature, preučuje vlogo 'politične volje' pri preprečevanju korupcije v Hong Kongu, Singapuru in Gani. V spoznanju, da je korupcija ena od največjih ovir v razvojnem procesu tranzicijskih in držav v razvoju, namenja mednarodna skupnost vse večjo pozornost iskanju učinkovitih preventivnih in represivnih strategij v boju proti tem pojavom. V državah, kjer ni zadostnega odziva in podpore s strani najvišje politične elite, so tudi protikorupcijske reforme obsojene na neuspeh
State elites and the politics of regional inequality in Ghana by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Party Politics and the Political Economy of Ghana's Oil( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ABSTRACT: Ghana's status as a new oil producer raises questions about the developmental effects of resources, and the role of political institutions in these processes. The conundrum this paper addresses is the rather limited impact of oil exploitation in Ghana despite the country's strong democratic record and internationally acclaimed oil governance legislation. The reasons for this lie in the nature of elite-based political coalitions and we root our analysis of Ghana's hydrocarbons in the political settlements literature, which moves us beyond the 'good governance' approaches so often linked to 'resource curse' thinking. We also move beyond the instrumentalism of political settlements theory to examine the role political ideas play in shaping resource governance. We argue that inter-coalitional rivalry has generally undermined the benefits of Ghana's oil but that a crude interests-based interpretation is insufficient to explain differences between these coalitions
Rethinking Persistent Poverty in Northern Ghana: The Primacy of Policy and Politics over Geography( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : The Ghanaian economy has long been characterized by the persistence of regional income inequalities along a north‐south divide, where poverty remains disproportionately concentrated in the northern part of the country. In contrast to much of the extant literature, which explains this phenomenon in terms of the relatively unfavorable geography in the north vis‐à‐vis the south, this article suggests the need to understand this problem as the product of the export‐biased orientation of agricultural policy and the relative neglect of the agricultural products in which the north has comparative advantage in producing. The Ghanaian experience suggests that relying on migration and other redistributionist measures as the means to overcome spatial poverty traps can be problematic not only for regions that are not well connected to those prosperous parts of a country but also for those that are fully connected through adverse forms of inclusion. Related Articles: Moreno‐Jaimes, Carlos .2011 . "Is Local Spending Responsive to the Poor? An Appraisal of Resource Allocation and Electoral Rewards in Mexico ."Politics & Policy 39 (6 ):1021 ‐1052 . Bowman, Kirk S .2002 . "Will Vote for Food? Regime Type and Equity in the Developing World ."Politics & Policy 30 (4 ):736 ‐760 . Dent, David W .1985 . "The Politics of Regional Inequality in Urban Development: Colombia's Costa Atlantica ."Politics & Policy 13 (2 ):133 ‐164 . Related Media: Videos : United Nations University.2013 . Politics and Institutions . IGA Conference Parallel 3.4. UNU‐Wider .2013 . "IGA Conference ‐ Politics and Institutions Q&A." UNU‐Wider .2013 . "IGA Conference ‐ Politics and Institutions 2/3."
The World Bank and Ghana's poverty reduction strategies: strengthening the State or consolidating neoliberalism? by Gordon Crawford( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The political economy of 'linked' progressive taxation in Africa and Latin America by Paul Mosley( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One key element in the reduction of poverty and (in Latin America) inequality has been the achievement of greater fiscal equity; we analyse one key part of this process, which is the earmarking of portions of tax revenue to be spent on progressive public expenditures such as social protection, health, and education. Such 'linkage' yields a political dividend, and may also help to strengthen the tax base, but at the same time constrains the flexibility with which public revenue can be switched between sectors. We examine, principally by regression methods, the impact of 'linked taxation' in five countries - Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Zambia, and Ghana - and find that it significantly reduces political instability and raises tax revenue in all those countries. 'Linked progressive taxation' has evolved over recent years to become more flexible, in particular through reforms in the sources and types of taxation which are used to finance priority expenditures, and we argue that these adaptations have helped to reduce the inefficiencies associated with linked taxation
How to Make 'Cash Plus Work Linking Cash Transfers to Services and Sectors( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The politics of development under competitive clientelism : insights from Ghana's education sector by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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