Norway and national liberation in Southern Africa

Medarbetare: Eriksen, Tore Linné
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2000
Ämnesord: Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Southern Africa, Norway, Churches, National Liberation Movements, Trade unions, ANC, FRELIMO, MPLA, SWAPO, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
This book documents and analyses the involvement of Norway in the liberation struggle in Southern Africa. Apart from focussing on the formulation of official policies and the extensive cooperation with the liberation movements in the field of humanitarian assistance, mainly based on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs records, the study highlights the popular involvement and commitment to the struggle. Separate chapters are concerned with the churches, trade unions and solidarity movements, such as the Norwegian Council for Southern Africa and the Namibia Committee. The book also includes a case study on the battle for sanctions.The Study forms part of the Nordic Africa Institute's research and documentation project "National Liberation in Southern Africa: The Role of the Nordic Countries".

Sweden and national liberation in Southern Africa : Vol. 2, Solidarity and assistance 1970-1994

Upphovsperson: Sellström, Tor
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2002
Ämnesord: Churches, Foreign relations, national liberation movements, Solidarity organizations, Trade unions, youth organisations, ANC, FRELIMO, Inkatha, MPLA, PAC, PAIGC, SWAPO, UDF, ZANU, ZAPU, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Sweden, Zimbabwe, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Sweden’s and the other Nordic countries’ support for the national liberation process and struggle against apartheid was unique in the international context both in regard to the size of the financial support and the extensive popular involvement. This book attempts to document the involvement of Sweden in the Southern African struggles against colonialism, occupation and white minority rule. While Volume I set out to identify the actors and factors behind the involvement, the aim of the present volume is to illustrate the Swedish participation. The focus of this study is on official assistance to the national liberation movements but the important role played by the organized Swedish solidarity movement and other non-governmental organizations also forms part of the narration. The study also attempts to contribute to a broader understanding of the international aspects of the Thirty Years’ War in the region, a significant chapter in the quest for national self-determination, democracy and human rights towards the end of the troubled 20th century. Primarily written for the general reader interested in relations between Sweden and the Southern African liberation movements, the presentation should also provide material and theoretical enquiries with regard to, for example, Swedish foreign policy in the cold war era; regional developments in a bipolar world; and the diplomatic initiatives, political alliances and material conditions of the different movements. This book is a part of the Nordic Africa Institute’s Research Project National Liberation in Southern Africa. The Role of the Nordic Countries. The result of the project is a unique documentation, mainly drawing on hitherto restricted official primary sources. This book, together with the other studies published within the project, forms a valuable reference source for everyone interested in the 20th century history of Southern Africa in particular or North/South and international relations in general.

Electoral Democratisation in Post-Civil War Guinea-Bissau 1999 - 2008

Upphovsperson: Rudebeck, Lars
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Conflict, Displacement and Transformation | Uppsala
År: 2011
Ämnesord: Guinea-Bissau, Post-conflict reconstruction, Democratization, elections, political parties, political participation, democracy, Political conditions, Economic conditions, Political science, Statsvetenskap
This Discussion Paper provides a profound analysis of the theory of democratisation as applied in a post-conflict West African context. It includes a compelling analysis of ‘democratisation without development’ in Guinea-Bissau and lays the groundwork for what is to be done to facilitate democratic transformation in the country. This is a must-read for scholars, policy and development practitioners and activists keen on understanding the immediate background to the current challenges facing Guinea-Bissau and their possible resolution.

Colapso e reconstrução política na Guiné-Bissau 1998-2000 : um estudo de democratização difícil

Upphovsperson: Rudebeck, Lars
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2001
Ämnesord: Democratization, political development, history, elections, political parties, Guinea-Bissau, Political science, Statsvetenskap
In this study of recent developments in Guinea Bissau. Lars Rudebeck seeks to investigate how democratic rule emerges and functions in real life. His analysis extends far beyond the multi-party system and election procedures as he discusses contrasts in people's perceptions of democracy. He assesses their access to influential structures, the roles of civil and political society, of the military, and of international assistance and argues that complex power structures need to be addressed if democracy is to be consolidated.

Guinea-Bissau : a study of political mobilization

Upphovsperson: Rudebeck, Lars
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1974
Ämnesord: Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, History, Political mobilization, Political participation, National liberation movements, Decolonization, Political development, Political science, Statsvetenskap
In this book concrete facts are presented about the struggle for national liberation and development in the small West African peasant country, an independent republic since September, 1973. The focus of the book is upon the new society under construction in the liberated areas of the country, while the armed struggle against the Portuguese colonial army was still going on. The book takes account of the dramatic changes in Portugal and her former African possessions that occurred in 1974, including Portuguese recognition and United Nations membership of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

Reconsidering informality : perspectives from urban Africa

Upphovspersoner: Hansen, Karen Tranberg | Vaa, Mariken
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 2004
Ämnesord: Informal sector, Hidden economy, Employment, Land use, Livelihood, Urban areas, Urban planning, Urban housing, Congo-Brazzaville, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Social anthropology, Socialantropologi
This book brings together two bodies of research on urban Africa that have tended to be separate: Studies of urban land use and housing, and studies of work and livelihoods. Africa’s future will be to an increasing extent urban. Nevertheless, the inherited legal, institutional and financial arrangements for managing urban development are inadequate. The recent decades of neo-liberal political and economic reforms have increased social inequality across urban space. Access to employment, shelter and services is precarious for most urban residents. Extra-legal housing and unregistered economic activities proliferate. Basic urban services are increasingly provided informally. The result is the phenomenal growth of the informal city and extra-legal activities. How do urban residents see these activities? What do they accomplish through them? How can these “informal” cities be governed? The case studies are drawn from a diverse set of cities on the African continent. A central theme is how practices that from an official standpoint are illegal or extra-legal do not only work but are considered legitimate by the actors concerned. Another is how the informal city is not exclusively the domain of the poor, but also provides shelter and livelihoods for better-off segments of the urban population.  

Guinea-Bissau : folket, partiet och staten

Upphovsperson: Rudebeck, Lars
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1977
Ämnesord: Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, Political development, Economic and social development, Partido Africano da Indepêndencia de Guiné e Cabo Verde, History, Political science, Statsvetenskap
I oktober 1974 tågade ledarna för den nationella befrielserörelsen PAIGC in i huvudstaden Bissau, sedan den siste portugisiske soldaten lämnat Guinea-Bissau efter mer än femhundra års kolonialvälde. Den väpnade kampen var vunnen. Glädjen var stor över fred och frihet. Men den fredliga kampen för utveckling hade nätt och jämt börjat. tatskassan var tom. Behoven trängde sig på överallt. Var skulle man börja? I den här boken skildras i två perspektive den politiska organisationen och den konkreta utvecklingsstrategin i Guinea-Bissau under de första åren av fred och självständighet: dels genom en översikt av hela landet och dels genom en detaljskildring av Kandjadja, en vanlig by på landet i norra Guinea-Bissau. Boken vänder sig till alla som vill veta mer om Guinea-Bissau, ett afrikanskt land vars förbindelser med Sverige hela tiden utvecklas. Samtidigt är boken ett vetenskapligt bidrag till vår kunskap om förutsättningar för olika typer av utvecklingsstrategier.