Understanding Political Institutions (AsanteBrako Political Series)
Understanding Political Institutions comprehensively addresses both the theoretical and practical aspects of institutions in governance and politics. Written in an accessible style, the text is designed to introduce readers to political institutions and how they function to ensure sustainable peace and stability in the state.
The focus of the text is on meanings, origins, features, structures, principles, theories and functions of both formal and informal political institutions, including the legislature, executive and judiciary, as well as civil society organizations, such as political parties, interest groups and the media. Other institutional processes and principles like separation of powers, checks and balances, rule of law, electoral processes and systems and constitutions are discussed.
Each chapter features the key issues discussed, a summary of contents and sample examination questions. Understanding Political Institutions is indeed an essential reader and a must-read for anyone who is interested in gaining adequate knowledge about how both formal and informal political institutions function in a state.
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Isaac Brako is a Senior Lecturer and a former Head of the Department of Political Science Education at the University of Education, Winneba. He is a professionally trained teacher and holds a Ph.D from the University of Education, Winneba. Isaac obtained both the Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He has co-authored twenty books, two book chapters and a number of articles published in academic journals. This is the twenty-first book he has authored. The author has taught at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels of education for over three and a half decades now. He makes appearances on radio and television and sometimes too participates in a variety of discussions on political and social issues through phone calls.
Kwame Asah-Asante holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, where he is currently lecturing as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science. He also holds Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ). He sometimes teaches as a Directing Staff at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC). The author has co-authored seven books and also has two book chapters and many published articles in academic journals.