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Article Number - F42CC2247657


Vol.6(4), pp. 102-113 , October 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0275
ISSN: 2141-2480



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Interest groups, voluntary agreements and tobacco control in Ghana



Edward Brenya
  • Edward Brenya
  • Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana.
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 Received: 24 February 2014  Accepted: 15 September 2014  Published: 31 October 2014

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The paper examines the role of tobacco interest groups in obstructing the adoption of tobacco control policies in developing countries using the interest groups and global advocacy network theories. Specifically, it combines expert interviews with review of secondary materials to examine the strategies to promote the adoption of a tobacco control law in Ghana. This study finds that the adoption of the voluntary agreements in Ghana created the enabling environment for the adoption of a tobacco control law by the National Parliament in 2012, in contradiction to the findings of studies conducted in western countries that concluded that voluntary agreements are ineffective tobacco control instruments.

Key words: Ghana, tobacco control law, interest groups, pro – tobacco groups, anti- tobacco group, developing countries, global advocacy network.

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APA Brenya, E. (2014). Interest groups, voluntary agreements and tobacco control in Ghana. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, 6(4), 102-113.
Chicago Edward Brenya. "Interest groups, voluntary agreements and tobacco control in Ghana." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 6, no. 4 (2014): 102-113.
MLA Edward Brenya. "Interest groups, voluntary agreements and tobacco control in Ghana." Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research 6.4 (2014): 102-113.
   
DOI 10.5897/JPAPR2014.0275
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JPAPR/article-abstract/F42CC2247657

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