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Title:Nationalisms inclusive and exclusive: a comparison of the Indian Congress Movement and the African National Congress of South Africa
Author:Freund, BillISNI
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (ISSN 0258-7696)
Geographic terms:South Africa
Subjects:social conditions
economic policy
poverty reduction
nation building
national identity
About person:Neville Edward Alexander (1936-2012)ISNI
External link:https://muse.jhu.edu/article/576312
Abstract:In this paper, the historical trajectories of the ANC and the Congress Party in India are compared, examining both successes and limitations. The crucial tasks in both cases have involved 1) addressing the poverty and poor living conditions of the majority, in part through economic policies related to industrialisation; 2) establishing effective links between well-honed bureaucratic structures and rising popular democracy; and 3) constructing a nation with which the whole population can identify. The paper assesses both situations critically towards this end. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]