Public Opinion and Voting Behavior

Clientelism & Local Governance in Ghana: Does Political Clientelism Influence Public Attitude towards the Election or Appointment MMDCEs in Ghana?

Authors

Abstract

The present article examines the effect of political clientelism on public attitude towards the election or appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal, & District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in Ghana. Analyzing a sample size of 2400 respondents, it was revealed that the majority of respondents (72%) favor the election of MMDCEs. Moreover, the results indicate that political clientelism was not a significant predictor of public attitude towards the election or appointment of MMDCE. However, factors such as employment, problems in Ghana, crime victimization, discrimination, party affiliation, and region are significant predictors of public attitude towards electing or appointing MMDCEs in Ghana. The theoretical and policy implications of the results of the present study are discussed extensively.

Content

Thumbnail image of Political Clientelism.pdf

Comments

Log in or register with APSA to comment
Comments are not moderated before they are posted, but they can be removed by the site moderators if they are found to be in contravention of our Commenting and Discussion Policy [opens in a new tab] – please read this policy before you post. Comments should be used for scholarly discussion of the content in question. You can find more information about how to use the commenting feature here [opens in a new tab] .