Unpacking the blackbox of responsible pandemic governance: of COVID-19, multilevel governance and state capacity in Ghana – A Review

Vincent Ekow Arkorful*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Attempts at mitigating COVID-19 pandemic’s impact has pushed stakeholders’ resolve to incept variegated measures using socially embedded multilevel government structures. Given Ghana’s pandemic governance success, this paper reviews government’s nuanced and disaggregated roles in galvanizing social support towards developing, implementing and coordinating pandemic measures. By highlighting the diversity of state-society inter-agency relations, the current study unearths varying stakeholder engagements and their imperativeness to pandemic governance, and acknowledges multilevel governance as critical to fighting the pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667–683
Number of pages17
JournalPublic Organization Review
Volume23
Issue number2
Early online date13 Apr 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Law

User-Defined Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Ghana
  • Pandemic governance
  • State capacity
  • State-society relations

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