YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND NAVIGATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN GHANA

Nyamekye Boah & Emma Adjoa

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

This thesis investigates how different institutions in Ghana perceive youth development and how this influences the navigation of young people in Ghanaian society. The investigation is conducted on the foundation of Carol Bacchi’s approach to policy analysis. This approach is founded on the belief that policies represent problems rather than solutions. Her approach is combined with a mapping of institutions that are influential in reference to youth development and the social structures present in Ghanaian society. Combined these chapters form the analytical framework of this thesis. The analysis finds that the influential institutions in Ghana acknowledge the challenges facing the youth. However, they all conduct a top-down approach that does not provide sustainable solutions for the young Ghanaians to follow. Due to stigma related to the position of young people in Ghana, which the influential institutions contribute to, the youth is locked in a stagnant state of becoming yet never arriving.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato19 maj 2014
VejledereKirsten Hvenegård-Lassen

Emneord

  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, GHANA, INSTITUTIONS IN GHANA, POLICY