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Africa and IMF conditionality : the unevenness of compliance, 1983-2000 /
Kwame Akonor.
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New York : Routledge, c2006.
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xiii, 163 p.
ISBN
0415979471 (alk. paper)
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New York : Routledge, c2006.
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0415979471 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5924020
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet questions of Ghana's compliance-such as to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of noncompliance existed, and why?-have not been systematically investigated and remain poorly understood. This book argues that understanding the domestic political environment is key to explaining why compliance, or the lack thereof, occurs. The author maintains that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had high political costs and thus, noncompliance occurred once the political survival of a regime was at stake. Akonor argues that situations in which Ghana did not comply with IMF conditionality were periods prior to elections and periods of elite conflict/instability, when the governments needed to muster domestic support to stay in power.
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Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt a comprehensive IMF reform program and the one that has sustained adjustment longest. Yet, questions of Ghana's compliance - to what extent did it comply, how did it manage compliance, what patterns of non-compliance existed, and why? - have not been systematically investigated and remain poorly understood. This book argues that understanding the domestic political environment is crucial in explaining why compliance, or the lack thereof, occurs. Akonor maintains that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had high political costs and thus, non-compliance occurred once the political survival of a regime was at stake.
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The author maintains that compliance with IMF conditionality in Ghana has had high political costs and thus, noncompliance occurred once the political survival of a regime was at stake.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Ghana was one of the first African countries to adopt an IMF reform program & the one that has sustained adjustment longest. This volume examines Ghana's compliance to IMF reform programs, arguing that understanding the domestic political environment is essential to explain the adherence to, or violation of, IMF policies.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Chronology of Key Events in Ghana's Political Economyp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction and Justification for Researchp. 1
Ghana's Evolving Political Economy and the Conundrum of IMF Compliance: 1957-1983p. 17
The Political Logic of IMF Compliance and its Initial Distributional Impact on Social Groupsp. 47
Compliance with IMF Conditionality and the Politics of Power: 1983-2000p. 83
Conclusion: Lessons on Compliance and Conditionalityp. 107
Notesp. 119
Bibliographyp. 137
Indexp. 155
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