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The impact of the colonial legacy on development in the third world states : the case of Ghana


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Bannerman-Wood, Samuel 1984 , 'The impact of the colonial legacy on development in the third world states : the case of Ghana', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Ghana, like most of the third world countries, is in
transition from a traditional society with a colonial heritage
to an independent developed society; a society where all
available resources could be harnessed to achieve the objectives
and goals of national development. Twenty-seven years after
independence however, this objective has not been realized.
The task of achieving the goals of national development has
been painfully slow. There is still a high degree of underdevelopment,
poverty, disease and deprivation. The economy
has deteriorated over the years.
Traditionally, many reasons have been given for this
state of affairs. Among them are; bad economic planning, world
recession, rising oil bills and lack of ideological direction.
In finding solutions to these problems economists have played
a leading role with various economic models and theories of
development. The problem however remains unresolved. These
explanations do not offer adequate analysis of the basis of
our underdevelopment. The problem relates to the institutional
structures of colonialism.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Bannerman-Wood, Samuel
Keywords: Education
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Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1985. Bibliography: leaves 88-98

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