The Republic of Ghana is the legacy of the colonial amalgam of multiple, and previously distinct, ethnic homelands. The Trans-Volta Togoland became the Volta Region of Ghana following a Plebiscite in 1956. The dominant ethnic group in this region; the Ewe, has long maintained a claim of neglect of the Volta Region and the marginalization of its people in this postcolonial state. Protests in the street and at media houses ensued against the State. This qualitative case study explores the undercurrents of this conflict in the context of the Ewe group’s identity and their experiences of neglect and marginalization in the postcolonial state. The main objective of the study was to understand why the Ewe group has not revolted despite the perceptions of deprivation. This study focused on the Ewe group in the Volta Region of Ghana a as sub-colonial construct that has managed its perceptions of deprivation without revolting against the host State.
|Commitee:||Cooper, Robin, Hoffman, Evan|
|School:||Nova Southeastern University|
|Department:||Conflict Resolution Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-A 78/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African Studies, Peace Studies, Sub Saharan Africa Studies|
|Keywords:||Ethnic politics, Ethno-nationalism, Identity and nation-building, Neglect and marginalization, Postcolonial states and land reallocations, Traditional power system|
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