Professor of Political Science, University of Ghana
Focus: Reducing Divisive Effects of Competition, Elections
Topics: Vote Counting, Election Security
Keywords: codes of conduct, election management body, election violence, polling supplies, vote counting
Interviewer(s): Lucas Issacharoff and Daniel Scher
Country of Reform: Ghana
Location: University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
Date: Fri Jan 1 2010
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.
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Ransford Van Gyampo Interview
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.