Policy networks, politics and decentralisation policies in Ghana

RO Koranteng, George Larbi

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Policy-making is a political process involving a network of actors with varied interests. This article uses policy network as an analytical framework to Understand the politics of decentralisation policy-making in Ghana from the perspective of interactions among interest groups. The article is based oil a research study, which Utilised semi-structured interviews and documentary sources in its data collection. It argues that the lack of progress in decentralisation in Ghana can be explained by the politics surrounding government-interest group relations. The article also provides evidence to indicate flow varied interests represented within till decentralisation policy networks affected politics and ill turn influenced decentralisation policy-making and outcomes. Copyright (C) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-222
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Administration and Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • policy networks
  • politics
  • decentralisation
  • policies


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