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Departures from Post-Colonial Authoritarianism

Analysis of System Change with a Focus on Tanzania

by Elke Grawert (Author)
©2010 Postdoctoral Thesis 636 Pages

Summary

This study sends the reader on an exciting journey into social and political life in Africa. It gives space to the voices of Tanzanian villagers, rural associations, branches of political parties and local government officers and their views of socio-economic and political change during the 1990s. This authentic picture is combined with a thorough sociological and political economy analysis showing the dynamics in the relations between state components and social forces in the context of neo-liberal globalization. The book is not only attractive as a country case study. It contains a deep analysis of the paradigmatic shift of African political systems from post-colonial rule to governance in response to neo-liberalism and provides new insights in processes of political transformation.

Details

Pages
636
Year
2010
ISBN (PDF)
9783653013610
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631574676
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-01361-0
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (May)
Keywords
Civil society in Tanzania Decentralization in Tanzania Political Parties in Tanzania
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 635 pp., 3 fig., 23 tables

Biographical notes

Elke Grawert (Author)

The Author: Elke Grawert studied Political Science and Literature in Münster and Hamburg and did her Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Economics at the University of Bremen (Germany). She lectures in Bremen and has done post-doctoral research on governance and social change in Tanzania, Sudan and the Greater Horn.

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