Author: Marion Wallace
Publisher: BASLER AFRIKA BIBLIOGRAPHIEN
Release Date: 2014
1990 erlangte Namibia, das ehemalige Deutsch-Südwestafrika, als letzte afrikanische Kolonie die Unabhängigkeit. Mit diesem Buch liegt erstmals eine umfassende Einführung in die Geschichte dieses faszinierenden Vielvölkerstaates in deutscher Sprache vor. Die Historikerin Marion Wallace (London) und der Archäologe John Kinahan (Windhoek) bieten einen fundierten Überblick über die historischen Epochen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen seit den ersten Niederlassungen von Menschen in den Savannen und Wüsten des südwestlichen Afrikas. Die vielschichtige Darstellung der deutschen und der von Apartheitspolitik und Befreiungskampf geprägten südafrikanischen Kolonialzeit schliesst mit einer Einschätzung von Gesellschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft des unabhängigen Namibias.
Author: Bamidele A. Ojo
Publisher: University Press of America
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Political Science
Contemporary African Politics presents a series of essays focusing on the transition to democracy in the countries of Africa. The contributors use specific case studies to identify the problems and prospects of the search for democratic legitimacy in Africa. Taking into account the rapid political changes in Africa, the essays demonstrate the pursuit of democracy as more than a simple adaptation of western institutional structures and philosophical ideals. They are presented as a unique manipulation of domestic variables capable of nurturing democratic ideals that will sustain the democratization process. They examine the varied conceptual perspectives on democracy as related to Africa while critiquing the comparative perspectives of many of the democratic experiments. The contributors discuss international relations, the role of the military, and the problem of African economic recovery in the context of the developing democracies, emphasizing Uganda, Nigeria, Namibia, and South Africa through specific case studies.
Gorbachev's new thinking on superpower relations assumes that struggle between two opposing world systems no longer characterizes the present era. This second volume in the East-South Relations series explores the implications of Gorbachev's new thinking for regional conflicts. Because these conflicts jeopardize tranquil relations between the United States and the Soviet Union, they are perceived as contrary to the new spirit of global cooperation. This volume suggests that the accords on Southwest Africa may illustrate how the superpowers will resolve conflict, and shows how smaller powers may now have new roles cast for them by the superpowers. In 1975, Soviet-Cuban assistance to the Leninist-oriented Movement for the Popular Liberation of Angola (MPLA) was the first extensive Soviet-allied military intervention in the Third World. While the Soviet-backed Cubans propped up the MPLA, the South Africans intervened, on a smaller scale, in support of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) under Jonas Savimbi. After 1985 UNITA began receiving United States support, and a military stalemate ensued. The contributors to this volume analyse how the Soviet Union and the United States used this stalemate to move the MPLA, Cuba and South Africa to settle not only their differences, but also the vexing question of the Independence of Namibia. Central issues explored are how and why South Africa and Cuba got into the Angolan arena, why they stayed so long, and why they saw fit to get out. While the authors differ on the forces at work, their debate is itself enlightening, and offers valuable insights into the policy options of regional powers. The contributors also review further steps, beyond military disengagement, needed to finally resolve the Angolan civil war, and ensure regional stability. They assess the potential for breakdown of the accords, and the likely consequences should this occur. "Disengagement from Southwest Africa "will interest policymakers and researchers concerned with developments in southern Africa and Cuba, and with relations between the superpowers.
Author: Stewart Ross
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: History, Modern
While the ending of the Cold War removed the nuclear threat, horrific civil conflict in Yugoslavia, Rwanda and Afghanistan bought death and misery to millions. The West's prosperity continued to grow whilst economies crashed in East Asia, and in the decade that saw information technology connecting people globally as never before, governments were unable to agree on how to act together to protect the environment. The 1990s were a decade of vivid contrasts. This title uses headlining events and people to explore international and national current affairs taking in such diverse aspects of life as war, politics, sport and fashion, chronologically describing the memorable events of this decade in clear and concise language.
Author: Judith Lütge Coullie
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The Institute of Postcolonial Studies is an autonomous educational institution located in Melbourne, Australia. It has linkages to major universities and research bodies both in Australia and internationally. The Institute's book series Writing Past Colonialism aims to communicate the unique intellectual excitement and academic excellence that characterize the Institute to a broader global constituency. The leitmotiv of the series is the idea of difference--"differences between culture and politics, as well as differences in ways of seeing and the sources that can be drawn upon. In this sense, the series is postcolonial. Yet the space the Institute hopes to open up is one resistant to new orthodoxies, one that allows for alternative and contesting formulations.Though grounded in studies relating to the formerly colonized world, the series seeks to extend contemporary global analyses.Wide-ranging and engaging, Selves in Question considers the various ways in which auto/biographical accounts situate and question the self in contemporary southern Africa.
Author: Kevin Shillington
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.