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dc.contributor.advisorVaughan, Olufemi , Gootenberg, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Justinen_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-22T17:35:48Z
dc.date.available2013-05-22T17:35:48Z
dc.date.issued1-Dec-11en_US
dc.date.submitted11-Decen_US
dc.identifierWilliams_grad.sunysb_0771E_10747en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/59916
dc.description241 pg.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation is about the changing historical role of Pan-Africanism in Ghanaian politics from the late colonial period to the present. For a variety of reasons, the Republic of Ghana is an ideal site to explore questions about the interplay between Pan-Africanism and globalization. After becoming the first sub-Saharan African nation to gain its independence in 1957, Ghana's First Republic espoused the core values of African socialism and anti-imperialism and anti-colonial solidarity under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah. The realization of independence in Ghana and Nkrumah's eagerness to sponsor other nationalist movements shifted the center of Pan-African activity from the African diaspora to the continent itself. Despite Nkrumah's authoritarianism and political demise via military coup in 1966, Pan-Africanism remained an important facet of Ghana's political and economic landscape. This was particularly evident with the end of the Cold War, re-establishment of multi-party democracy and adoption of Africa's most rigorous Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPS) under the auspices of the Breton Woods institutions. This major paradigm shift not only made Ghana a darling of the global donor community, but also created the framework for the nation to become a major site for African-American migration, investment and heritage tourism In my dissertation, I claim the sum of these interactions between the Ghana and the African diaspora constitute a "free-market Pan-Africanism," a distinctive cultural product of the age of globalization in direct contrast to the African socialist political project of the Nkrumah era. In the early Ghanaian state, Pan-Africanism was an anti-capitalist and anti-imperial, continental political ideology. My argument is contemporary Ghana deploys Pan-Africanism as a promarket commodification of culture to serve the greater project of nation buildingen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of History. Charles Taber (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAfrican history--African American studies--Sub Saharan Africa studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherDe-colonization, Ghana, Globalization, Kwame Nkrumah, Neoliberalism, Pan-Africanismen_US
dc.titlePan-Africanism in One Country: African Socialism, Neoliberalism and Globalization in Ghanaen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Vaughan, Olufemi ; Gootenberg, Paul. Committee Member(s): Cash, Floris ; Lebovics, Herman ; Nganang, Patrice.en_US
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