Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Michael S. Pritchard
Dr. J. Dilworth
Dr. S. Datta-Sandhu
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This thesis evaluates the ethical implications of policies adopted by politicians in three West African countries: Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. The evaluation focuses on the policies African politicians adopt in their bid to solve two problems facing Africa: corruption, and achieving a democracy.
The evaluation relates selected policies of some African politicians to certain ethical theories propounded by various philosophers. Such questions as the respect politicians show for human life or dignity; the way they manipulate people, using them solely as a means to an end; secrecy in government; and whether their policies are meant for the general good or private interest are considered. The conclusion identifies ethical values to be embraced by African politicians.
Thompson, Adeyinka Christopher, "Ethical Implications of Politics in English Speaking West African Countries: The Need for a Greater Ethical Concern" (1991). Masters Theses. 1013.