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Title:The manipulation of youth politics in Ghana and the Ivory Coast
Author:Chazan, NaomiISNI
Periodical:Genève-Afrique: acta africana
Geographic terms:Ghana
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Subjects:youth policy
youth organizations
Abstract:Purpose is to examine, on a comparative basis, the policies of different African regimes towards youth organizations and informal youth activitiy. Specifically, this study focuses on alternative regime perceptions and expectations of youth roles, the means devised to oversee youth actions, the types and modes of governmental involvement in the activities of youth organizations, and the results of such interventions. Examples are drawn from the policies of the Nkrumah and Busia regimes in Ghana and the Houphouët regime in the Ivory Coast. Main contention is that despite basic differences in their approach to and involvements in the youth sphere, the achievements of the three civilian regimes of Ghana and the Ivory Coast in this area have been limited, because implementation of youth policies has concentrated more on control of organized youth action than on its supervision and utilization. Attempted is to show that the most consistent and constructive contributions of youth have come been able to thwart governmental attempts to undermine their autonomy. Ref.