Politics Without Principles, Ghana

  • Franklin Akosa
  • Bossman E. Asare
  • Akua Pokuaa Essah-Koli
  • Portia Oware Twerefoo
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3590-1

Synonyms

Definitions

Politics without principles

Gandhi submitted that “when politicians (or anyone else, for that matter) give up the pursuit of truth, they, or in the case of parties, would be doomed.

Socioeconomic development

Socioeconomic development refers to the social and economic indicators such as health, education, gross domestic product (GDP), foreign direct investment (FDI), technology, and life expectancy rates which are linked to the development of the society (Sewell et al. 2017).

Introduction

Among the seven deadly social sins proposed by Mahatma Gandhi is politics without principles (Gandhi and Gunsky 1990). Politics without principles emerged during the twentieth century in one of Gandhi’s weekly newspaper publications called the Young India in 1925 (Gandhi 1939). It has been a striking description of what occurred in sometime past and is recently reoccurring in some developed and developing countries....

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franklin Akosa
    • 1
  • Bossman E. Asare
    • 2
  • Akua Pokuaa Essah-Koli
    • 3
  • Portia Oware Twerefoo
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceMountCrest University CollegeAccraGhana
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of GhanaAccraGhana
  3. 3.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of Ghana Business SchoolLegonGhana
  4. 4.MountCrest University CollegeAccraGhana