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Title:The strange death of liberated southern Africa
Author:Saul, John S.ISNI
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Geographic term:Southern Africa
national liberation movements
Abstract:Southern Africa's liberation movements - Mozambique's Frelimo, Angola's MPLA, Namibia's SWAPO, Zimbabwe's ZANU and South Africa's ANC -, although still 'in power', have come to preside over the death of the promise that they were once thought to epitomize and their victories are arguably ones from which they may never recover. The author presents evidence for this 'defeat' as well as six possible explanations. Furthermore, he argues that southern Africa, like the rest of the continent in this respect, is unlikely to be liberated in any meaningful and adequately expansive sense under the aegis of capitalist globalization or along neoliberal lines. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]