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Departures from Post-Colonial Authoritarianism

Analysis of System Change with a Focus on Tanzania


Elke Grawert

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.


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19 List of Abbreviations AfDB African Development Bank AIDS Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome APAD Euro-African Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development APC African, Pacific, and Caribbean Countries AMREF African Medical and Research Foundation ANC African National Congress ARWE Association of Rural Women's Enterprises ASC African Studies Centre (Leiden) AU African Union BAKWATA Baraza Kuu la Waislam wa Tanzania - Supreme Council of Muslims of Tanzania BALUKTA Baraza la Uendelazaji Koran Tanzania - Tanzania Qur'anic Council BAWATA Baraza la Wanawake Tanzania - Women's Council of Tanzania BMZ Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit BoT Bank of Tanzania CAR Central African Republic CBO Community-based Organization CCM Chama cha Mapinduzi - Party of the Revolution CDR Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen CHADEMA Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo - Party of Democ- racy and Development CIA Central Intelligence Agency CMEA Council for Mutual Economic Assistance Comecon Communist Economies CREW Credit for Women ctd continued CUF Civic United Front DANIDA Danish International Development Agency DAWN Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era DC District Commissioner EC European Community ELCT Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania ENRO Entwicklungspolitik mit dem Schwerpunkt Nichtregierungsorgansiationen ENVIROCARE Environmental, Human Rights Care and Gender Organiza- tion 20 ESAURP Eastern and Southern African Universities Research Pro- gramme EUR Euro E+Z Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit FemAct Feminist Activism FES Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung FRG Federal Republic of Germany GATT General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade GDP Gross Domestic Product GDR German Democratic Republic GONGO Government-organized Non-governmental Organization GTZ Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit HIPC Highly...

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