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Country profile of Ghana: sport, politics and nation-building

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posted on 30.11.2020, 16:09 by Derrick Charway, Barrie Houlihan
The profile gives an overview of the changing trends of sport policies adopted in Ghana and highlights how past political upheavals made it difficult to have stable sport development strategies. Currently, the emergence of different actors within the sport policy sub-system of Ghana is apparent however the reliance on government for the development of sport makes it difficult to decouple party politics from sport development strategy. The profile begins with a detailed account of the emergence of sport from pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial traditions in the history of Ghana. This is followed by an analysis of the current structure of sport and funding patterns and trends. The dominance of football and contemporary issues such as migration, gender equality and disability are also discussed in terms of their impact on policy. The final part highlights the nascent ‘sport for development’ sector in relation to the United Nation’s MDGs and SDGs and how they have influenced sport policy and development in Ghana.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics

Volume

12

Issue

3

Pages

497 - 512

Publisher

Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor & Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

26/05/2020

Publication date

2020-06-12

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1940-6940

eISSN

1940-6959

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Barrie Houlihan. Deposit date: 18 November 2020

Exports

Loughborough Publications

Categories

Exports