Ep. 102: A conversation with Noah Nathan about the Ghanaian election

Nana Akufo-Addo has just won the presidency in this week’s Ghanaian election with about 51 percent of the vote. We interview Noah Nathan, who has just published a new book on electoral politics in Ghana. He also tells us about his upcoming work on political brokers and party and state bureaucracy.

Rachel and Kim tell us what’s going on in African news this week, including in Western Sahara, the Ugandan election, and more about presidential term limits.

Listen to the episode below!

Our Guest

Books from the Episode

Gandah-yir: The House of the Brave: the Biography of a Northern Ghanaian Chief (ca. 1872-1950) by S.W.D.K. Gandah

The Silent Rebel by S.W.D.K. Gandah

Other Links and Articles

Western Sahara: A Fragile Peace” by Hannah Armstrong

Morocco and Israel to Establish Diplomatic Relations with U.S. Backing” by Anne Gearan, Karoun Demirjian, Mike DeBonis and Souad Mekhennet

African Affairs Ghana Virtual Issue

The Uncertainties of Ghana’s 2020 Elections” by Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and Naaborle Sackeyfio

Bobi Wine and Goliath” by Liam Taylor

50 Notable African Books of 2020 by Brittle Paper

Liberia’s Weah Might Be in for a Rude Awakening at the Polls” by Robtel Neajai Pailey

Opposition Leads Early Results in Key Counties” by William Q. Harmon

The Perils of Presidentialism” by Juan J. Linz

The Connections of Party Brokers” by Sarah Brierley and Noah Nathan

Clientelism’s Red Herrings: Dead Ends and New Directions in the Study of Non-Programmatic Politics” by Allen Hicken and Noah L. Nathan

Previous Episodes We Mentioned

Ep. 1: A conversation with Dr. Kojo Asante on Ghana’s 2016 elections

Ep. 64: A conversation with Hannah Armstrong on politics in Algeria, the Sahel, illicit trafficking, and borders


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