Show Less

National Liberation Movements in Office

Forging Democracy with African Adjectives in Namibia

Series:

Elena Torreguitar

How does a liberation movement transform itself into a political party? What are the burdens and liabilities that come about when these movements integrate in the democratic process? The author tries to answer these questions analyzing SWAPO’s war of independence against the South African apartheid regime and the changes it went through once the party won the first free elections in 1989. The authoritarian regime that emerged was the outcome of thirty years of exile in neighboring Zambia and Angola. The latter and the consequences of the earlier destruction of the African traditions, following the colonial intervention, gave way to a specific African version of democracy. Is this democracy going to develop into a full, all embracing system or it is going to end in democratic failure? The author looks deeply into the historical and political past of the Namibian process and gives an optimistic, upbeat account of an African democracy.

Prices

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Bibliography 491

Extract

6 : # =, 0 0 & # 5$The Land Issue in Namibia: an Inquiry. 0 8 * & / 3 %= #=, / &" $Angola: A Country Study. 0 ="8 " $, /# /& $1 " $>/D$$1$= 7$ # =Namibia: Amnesty International Briefing. 8- # & =$ =The Politics. $ $ 8> #=76$ =/&$In Search of Freedom. The Andreas Shipanga Story. D 8 &=7$ & ="$Politics in Africa. G =*G8> # *3- =7.$ : =,9$;Ethnic Groups and Boundaries. The Social Organization of Cultural Difference. :-1 8> , =.$ : =* :+ $Call Them Spies. 0 8 &- H =7$ :&=D $Labor and Democracy in Namibia, 1971-1996. 81 > #J 8M&#&$=7$ :# =M,R =/ 3:A G &=The Criminalization of the State in Africa. ,#/ 3$14 8 - & M$&#=14 J: 8 >$=$ :="$ Frontline Nationalism in Angola and Mozambique. - =*M8 0 = $($ :="$Degrees in Violence. Robert Mugabe and the Struggle for Power in Zimbabwe$ =*N 8 &&=(- #=$ :# =M$The Buffalo Soldiers. The Story of South Africa’s 32-Battalion 1975-1993. =/ & 8D =( # =77$ ="$The Occupation of Namibia. Afrikanerdom’s Attack on British Empire. =+$8> # =$ ! 9;$ Allies in Apartheid: Western Capitalism in Occupied Namibia$ * N 8/ $+ 2=77$ = $High Noon in Southern Africa. Making Peace in a Rough Neighborhood, M &8M :&=($ H=D/&'$The Workers of Namibia$ 8 "- ,&=$ "=% $A Preface to Democratic Theory. 8 > # =.$ !$ Polyarchy. Participation and Opposition. *G8N> #= $ !$ Democracy and its Critics. *G8N> #=7$ !$ On Democracy. *G8N> #=N* :=( #=$ ! +,$ 9$;Democratization in Africa. : 8 M G > #=$ 6) "= 1D 9...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.