Ghana in the Geopolitics of Africa – A Diachronic Perspective of Strategic Political Communication (PDF)


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Situated in the contexts of rhetoric and political communication, this book interrogates Ghana’s mammoth role in the geopolitics of Africa. It argues for the centrality of strategic language use as a critical tool employed by key state actors in international diplomacy and conflict resolution. Ghana in the Geopolitics of Africa is composed of 12 chapters. The first three provide a framework for grappling with the geopolitics of Africa. Chapters 4 and 5 examine the political significance of Ghana in West Africa and Africa as a whole. Chapters 6 and 7 analyze the role of Ghana in the formation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the pan-African body, the Organization of African Union (OAU/AU). Chapters 8 and 9 provide an overview of Ghana’s diplomatic relations with North and East Africa. The next two chapters uncover basic communication strategies employed by Ghana in her efforts to resolve the Congo Crisis and Apartheid. The concluding chapter brainstorms the future of Ghana in the geopolitics of Africa by deconstructing a technical communication document designed by the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

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September 9, 2022

About the author

Wincharles Coker, Ph. D. is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is a Fellow of the American Council for Learned Societies (African Humanities Program). His research interests are rhetoric, critical communication, new media studies, and communication education.

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