Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet

From Zaire to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Upphovsperson: Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2004
Ämnesord: DRC, Authoritarianism, Democratisation, legitimacy, politics, Political science, Statsvetenskap
This paper examines the political and social situation in the DRC since May 1997, together with the prospects for a successful political and social transition. Consistent with the deepest aspirations of the Congolese population, such a transition will succeed if it involves an irreversible development towards multiparty democracy and the full utilisation of the country’s immense resources for economic and social development. In other words, a successful transition is one in which basic freedoms and liberties will be guaranteed through democratic governance and the rule of law, with tangible improvements in living conditions.

Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters. Vol. 1, Land policy and land tenure structure

Upphovsperson: Tanzania. Presidential Commission of Inquiry Into Land Matters,
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1994
Ämnesord: Tanzania, East Africa, Official documents, Land reform, Land tenure, Government policy, Land, Legislation, Recommendations, National policy, Political science, Statsvetenskap
A report from the Land Commission in Tanzania with the commission’s recommendations on land policy and land tenure structure. It consists of five parts; in the first the existing legal position is stated and discussed, in part two recommendations on a new land tenure structure are made, in part three some of the existing statutory law on land is reviewed, and suggestions on amendment are made, part four addresses the question of gender inequality in reference to inheritance, and part five looks at “Conservation, Environment and Habitat”.

Adaptive strategies in African arid lands : proceedings from a seminar at the Scandinavian Institute of African Studies, Uppsala, Sweden, April 1989

Medarbetare: Manger, Leif O. | Bovin, Mette
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1990
Ämnesord: Sahel, Sudan, Ethiopia, East Africa, Environment, Agriculture, Arid zone, Adaption, Ethnic groups, Pastoralists, Economic conditions, Social anthropology/ethnography, Socialantrolopologi/etnografi
Adaptive strategies cannot be fully understood on the basis of environmental constraints alone. The essays presented in this book confirm this and provide material showing how environmental and socio-political processes interact in the making of adaption. The essays eludiate how manifestations of adaptability problems differ from region to region. such variations depend on the natural environment as well as the particular histories of development, socio-economic characteristics and the nature of the state. This collection of essays try to provide som answers to the problems emanating from different types of variation, and how they affect processes of adaption and change in African arid land.