20 Years Of German Unification & 52 Years Of Ghana’s Independence

Proceedings Of A Symposium On Lessons For Nation-Building

The papers published in this volume represent some preliminary results of research conducted within the framework of the symposium in commemoration of 52 years of independence of Ghana and 20 years of reunification of Germany on the general theme of 20 years of German Unification and 52 years of Ghana’s Independence: Lessons for Nation-Building. This volume is an important contribution to the practices and discourses on nation-building.

Editorial Introduction

- Notes on Nation-Building

- Notes on the Structure of the Publication

Dr. Kojo Opoku Aidoo

Opening Address

His Excellency John Mahama

Vice-President of Ghana

Opening Remarks

Klaus D. Loetzer

Resident Representative,

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)


Nation-Building in Germany and Ghana: Lessons from Historical Experiences

Dr. Sebastian K. Bemile


Socio-Economic Development: A Pre-Condition for Nation-Building

Prof. Ken Agyemang Attafuah, Ph.D., B.L


Elections and Nation-Building in Ghana’s Fourth Republic

Prof. Kwesi Jonah

Notes on the authors