African National Congress of South Africa

Finland and national liberation in Southern Africa

Upphovspersoner: Soiri, Iina | Peltola, Pekka
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1999
Ämnesord: Finland, Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa, Foreign relations, National liberation movements, Student movements, ANC, African National Congress of South Africa, SWAPO, South West African Peoples Organisation, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Finland's special characteristics as a Nordic, non-aligned welfare state gave it the resources and motivation to support liberation movements - in spite of restrictions arising from trade interests and a reluctance to jeopardise the country's neutral image. The study shows that, although it is not an easy task, in a democracy ordinary, dedicated people can, over time, influence political decision making at its most closed and guarded area, foreign politics.