21st century political economy: prospects & challenges

Introduction It is very difficult to make prognostications about the political economy during hard times amid a general climate of pessimism, but the same holds true when the economy is expanding and most people believe there is no end to the expansion. Public opinion surveys about economic conditions in the next decade and the possibility [...]

The Universality of Political Science Theory

Introduction There is an ongoing debate on the silence of social scientists from the developing world. Many people attribute this silence to idleness or worse, to the fact that non western scholars are imbibed by the ‘system’, by western thought and ideas. Both assumptions are ill-conceived and further from the trued, specifically when taking into [...]

Tanzania: Public urged to interest in administration of tax

African civil societies have been warned not to leave the issue of tax administration in the hands of the governments alone, instead they should form parallel institutions to monitor the same. This call was made on Monday last week at the Kunduchi Beach Hotel during an International Training in Tax Administration. The training to representatives [...]

Mamata’s Eccentricities Personified

The mercurial West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is once again in spotlight for her eccentricities, when she ordered the arrest of a man who asked her a question of farmer’s welfare in her public meeting. Ms Banerjee addressed a public meeting at Belpahari in the once Maoist-dominated district of West Midnapore. After her speech, [...]

Profile of Dr Amissah-Arthur (Vice President of Ghana)

Vice President Dr Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, was born in Cape Coast in the Central Region on the 29th of April 1951. He had his General Certificate of Education O Level at the Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast from 1964 to 1971. He proceeded to the University of Ghana, where he was awarded Bachelor of Science [...]

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