Study of Factionalism, Political Selection, and Intra-Party Conflict in the Last Two Parliamentary Elections in Ghana

Spring 2010-Summer 2010

This project was a study of the micro-level dynamics of patronage and factionalism within African political parties that drive the selection of political elites and which may interfere with or reinforce the accountability of politicians to constituents.  This study focuses on party primaries/nominations conflicts in the two major parties in Ghana for the last two parliamentary elections.

  • Sponsoring Faculty Member: Nahomi Ichino
  • Undergraduate Research Scholars: Abel Boreto (Summer 2010); Sangu Delle, Daniel Kroop, and Sumorwuo Zaza (Spring 2010)