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Amoah, Michael

Works: 10 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 948 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other
Classifications: DT511, 320.54096
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Most widely held works by Michael Amoah
Nationalism, globalization, and Africa by Michael Amoah( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-a-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators."--Provided by publisher
The Dearing report : ten years on by David Watson( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Report of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (the Dearing Committee), Higher Education in the Learning Society, is widely recognized as a major landmark in the modern history of UK higher education. Although its most immediate outcome was the decision to introduce tuition fees, it has had considerable influence across a broad spectrum of issues, with a very large number of its 93 recommendations having been implemented. In this volume three main themes are examined: the impact over ten years of the Dearing Report; the process representing by the work of the National Committee of Inquiry, including in an international context; current issues and future prospects for UK higher education policy and practice in the light of this history. Designed to look both backwards and forwards, this wide-ranging, research-based study offers an evaluation of the issues facing the higher education system in the future
Reconstructing the nation in Africa : the politics of nationalism in Ghana by Michael Amoah( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The established theories and debates on nationalism were formed in the twin crucibles of Eighteenth-century Europe and America, and continue to be informed by that heritage. Reconstructing the Nation in Africa challenges some of the key principles that underlie the current debates on nationalism by exploring in depth the experience of multinational states in Africa. Taking Ghana as a case study, Michael Amoah introduces and develops two important new contributions to the theoretical tapestry of nationalism --the Rationalisation of Nationalism and Reconstructing the Nation, concepts that should have wide use and currency in the broader discussion of the national phenomenon. Reconstructing the Nation in Africa argues that the nationhood of Ghana is not rooted in modernity as is generally thought, and attempts to show by analysis of the microbehavior of its population that traditional views on the viability of the multinational state do not necessarily hold true for modern-day Africa
The new Pan-Africanism : globalism and the nation state in Africa / Michael Amoah by Michael Amoah( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism and the nation state, globalization and Pan-Africanism are leading international relations concepts which have a particular relevance for Africa as an emerging economic power. This book examines the concept of nationalism, the nationalist mind-set or 'psychology of nationalism' and the role of the nation state in an era of globalism and globalization. The 'new' Pan-Africanism is a growing force, spurred by economic growth and Africa's rising global significance and recent years have seen the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Michael Amoah here investigates concepts of nationalism and the nation state through case studies of eight countries and discusses the impact of globalism in African states where Pan-Africanism is an increasingly significant factor in both domestic politics and international relations
A decade of Ghana : politics, economy and society, 2004-2013 by Michael Amoah( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This chronology for 2004 to 2013 compiles the chapters on Ghana previously published in the 'Africa yearbook. Politics, economy and society south of the Sahara'. Political stability in Ghana in the last few years contrasted with dramatic developments in other West-African countries. Ghana has a relatively high growth-rate, and also plays a role in regional security issues
Ethnonationalism versus political nationalism in Ghanaian electoral politics 1996-2000 by Michael Amoah( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism in Africa: Ghana's presidential elections by Michael Amoah( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Energy management in ABB Company by Michael Amoah( Book )

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

Intestinal obstruction in older children in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Background: Childhood intestinal obstruction can either be congenital or acquired and both types result in high morbidity and mortality in developing countries, mainly as a result of late presentation and diagnosis. Patients and methods: From January 2007 to December 2010, a retrospective analysis of all older children with intestinal obstruction admitted to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (Kumasi, Ghana) was carried out. This was to establish the causes of intestinal obstruction and to determine its morbidity and mortality among the children studied. Results: There were 98 children who were treated with a diagnosis of intestinal obstruction during the period. The mean age of the children, in months, was 34.7±5.0 SEM (range 3-180, median age 10 months), with a male : female ratio of 1.5 : 1. About 70.6% of the children were admitted with acquired causes of intestinal obstruction and 29.4% with congenital causes of intestinal obstruction. In all, 21.2% of the children, treated for intestinal obstruction, underwent bowel resection as a result of nonviability of a segment of the intestine; the majority of the bowel resections were performed in the intussusception group. The mean length of hospital stay, in days, was 8.2±5.7. There were 15 children (15.3%) with various postoperative complications, mainly surgical site infections; the mortality rate was 11.2%. Here again, most of the deaths occurred in the intussusception group of children. Conclusion: Intestinal obstruction is a serious emergency in children and must be diagnosed early and treated promptly to avoid high morbidity and unnecessary deaths among children in our subregion
Surgical site infection after gastrointestinal surgery in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: a prospective, international, multicentre cohort study( )

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

Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common infections associated with health care, but its importance as a global health priority is not fully understood. We quantified the burden of SSI after gastrointestinal surgery in countries in all parts of the world. Methods: This international, prospective, multicentre cohort study included consecutive patients undergoing elective or emergency gastrointestinal resection within 2-week time periods at any health-care facility in any country. Countries with participating centres were stratified into high-income, middle-income, and low-income groups according to the UN's Human Development Index (HDI). Data variables from the GlobalSurg 1 study and other studies that have been found to affect the likelihood of SSI were entered into risk adjustment models. The primary outcome measure was the 30-day SSI incidence (defined by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for superficial and deep incisional SSI). Relationships with explanatory variables were examined using Bayesian multilevel logistic regression models. This trial is registered, numberNCT02662231 . Findings: Between Jan 4, 2016, and July 31, 2016, 13 265 records were submitted for analysis. 12 539 patients from 343 hospitals in 66 countries were included. 7339 (58·5%) patient were from high-HDI countries (193 hospitals in 30 countries), 3918 (31·2%) patients were from middle-HDI countries (82 hospitals in 18 countries), and 1282 (10·2%) patients were from low-HDI countries (68 hospitals in 18 countries). In total, 1538 (12·3%) patients had SSI within 30 days of surgery. The incidence of SSI varied between countries with high (691 [9·4%] of 7339 patients), middle (549 [14·0%] of 3918 patients), and low (298 [23·2%] of 1282) HDI (p<0·001). The highest SSI incidence in each HDI group was after dirty surgery (102 [17·8%] of 574 patients in high-HDI countries; 74 [31·4%] of 236 patients in middle-HDI countries; 72 [39·8%] of 181 patients in low-HDI countries). Following risk factor adjustment, patients in low-HDI countries were at greatest risk of SSI (adjusted odds ratio 1·60, 95% credible interval 1·05-2·37; p=0·030). 132 (21·6%) of 610 patients with an SSI and a microbiology culture result had an infection that was resistant to the prophylactic antibiotic used. Resistant infections were detected in 49 (16·6%) of 295 patients in high-HDI countries, in 37 (19·8%) of 187 patients in middle-HDI countries, and in 46 (35·9%) of 128 patients in low-HDI countries (p<0·001). Interpretation: Countries with a low HDI carry a disproportionately greater burden of SSI than countries with a middle or high HDI and might have higher rates of antibiotic resistance. In view of WHO recommendations on SSI prevention that highlight the absence of high-quality interventional research, urgent, pragmatic, randomised trials based in LMICs are needed to assess measures aiming to reduce this preventable complication. Funding: DFID-MRC-Wellcome Trust Joint Global Health Trial Development Grant, National Institute of Health Research Global Health Research Unit Grant
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Reconstructing the nation in Africa : the politics of nationalism in Ghana
Reconstructing the nation in Africa : the politics of nationalism in Ghana
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