Ransford Gyampo

Professor of Political Science
University of Ghana
Focus Area(s): 
Elections
Critical Tasks: 
Election security
Vote counting
Interviewers: 
Lucas Issacharoff and Daniel Scher
Country of Reform: 
Ghana
Town/City: 
Accra
Place (Building/Street): 
University of Ghana
Country: 
Ghana
Date of Interview: 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Abstract 

Ransford Gyampo discusses his research on election politics in Ghana.  The interview focuses on the changes to the campaign environment following a 2008 agreement on a code of conduct.  Van Gyampo mentions the impact of two independent institutions on the forging of a campaign agreement.  He also talks about how the enforcement of the agreement was popularly demanded and carried out after the agreement was widely distributed.  He also discusses the relevance of a strong civil service to election reform.     

Case Study:  Keeping the Peace in a Tense Election: Ghana, 2008

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Profile: 

At the time of this interview, Ransford Gyampo was a professor of political science at the University of Ghana. He conducted extensive research into recent political trends in Ghana and especially into the 2008 election.  He also was an assistant professor at the Governance Center of the Institute of Economic Affairs in Ghana.  He earned a master’s degree in political science and specialized in human rights and government. 

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Ghanaian
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Keywords 
codes of conduct
Election Management Body
Election Violence
polling supplies
vote counting