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Title:The state and rural class formation in Ghana: a comparative analysis
Author:Konings, PietISNI
Series:Monographs from the African Studies Centre
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Routledge & Kegan Paul
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:class formation
economic policy
Abstract:A description, based on field work undertaken from February 1979 to June 1980, of the post-colonial state's promotion of capitalist rice farming in the Fumbisi Valley in the southeastern part of the Builsa district of Northern Ghana. It is the author's main thesis that a combination of the 'theory of the articulation of modes of production' and the 'theory of the post-colonial state' goes a long way in explaining a) the post-colonial state's increasing intervention in the domestic community, and b) the regional variations observed in rural class formation between the cocoa-producing areas of Southern Ghana, on the one hand, and the labour-supplying area of Northern Ghana, on the other.