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Civil Society as Idea and Civil Society as Process: The Case of Ghana

by Lindsay Whitfield

Oct 1, 2002

This thesis attempts to understand civil society in Africa by analytically separating civil society' into civil society as idea and civil society as process. It examines them as separate entities with their own logic and then looks at how they interact in the 1990s to produce a new set of circumstances in Ghanaian politics in particular, and African politics in general.