Military coups in sub-Saharan Africa : how to justify illegal assumptions of power

Upphovsperson: Wiking, Staffan
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1983
Ämnesord: history, Post-war, Theses, history, Sub-Saharan Africa, Coups d'etat, Political crisis, Government military relations, Political power, Political science, Statsvetenskap
This is a comparative study of military coups in Africa south of the Sahara between 1958 and 1980. The study is divided into three parts. The first part deals with some different theories found in literature concerning coups d'état on a more general level. The second part is an empirical review concentrating on the justifications given by the military leaders for their interventions. The third part is an attempt to compare the explanations given by the researchers in Part one with the justifications presented in Part two.

Refugees in Botswana in the light of international law

Upphovsperson: Zetterqvist, Jenny
Utgivare: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet | Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1990
Ämnesord: Botswana, Southern Africa, Refugees, International law, Political science, Statsvetenskap
Africa has more refugees than any other continent. Some have fled from war, some from natural disasters, and many from both.This study is based partly on a field study to Botswana, encompassing interviews with different institutions and persons involved in refugee work, and archive work in that country. It is an unusually detailed and painstaking effort to examine the legal framwork, and the legal problems invovled in the refugee movements.Some of the problems discussed are the relationship between national law and international conventions concerning refugees, the determination of refugee status, the freedom of movement of the refugees, their right to work, and the question of refugees' right to acquire citizenship.

Ecology and politics : environmental stress and security in Africa

Medarbetare: Salih, M. A. Mohamed | Hjort af Ornäs, Anders
Utgivare: Uppsala : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
År: 1989
Ämnesord: Africa, Ecology, Environmental degradation, Politics, Population, Conflicts, Conference papers, Political science, Statsvetenskap
Environmental issues are all too often treated separately from politics and social change. This volume tries to redress the balance. Common to the essays is a search for the interrelationship between ecological stress and politics.