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Title:The castel and the umbrella: some religious dimensions of Kwame Nkrumah's leadership role in Ghana
Author:Reeck, Darrell
Year:1976
Periodical:Africa Today
Volume:23
Issue:4
Pages:7-27
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subject:politicians
About person:Francis Nwia Kofie Nkrumah (1909-1972)ISNI
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4185637
Abstract:Examines the religious dimensions of Kwame Nkrumah's rule, discerning two great phases in his political career: the struggle to achieve political independence and the struggle to achieve economic independence and a socialist state. To legitimate his government Nkrumah had to select from a relatively large number of potential sources of legitimation. This paper shows that his downfall was precipitated in part by his inability or unwillingness to relate government to the dominant value centers of politically relevant actors in Ghana in such a way as to reduce value conflict and maximize legitimation. Bibl., notes.
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