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Power, conflict, and citizenship: Mozambique’s contemporary struggles

Macamo, Elisio. (2017) Power, conflict, and citizenship: Mozambique’s contemporary struggles. Citizenship studies, 21 (2). pp. 196-209.

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Abstract

The paper analyzes Mozambique’s political trajectory through the prism of the relationship between state and society. It argues that a political culture deeply rooted in millennial thinking – based on the eschatological belief that political intervention settles societal problems once and for all – has fostered a deep hostility towards citizenship rights and, for this reason, has regularly brought democracy to the brink of collapse. Thus, the paper is an attempt at identifying a conceptual framework on the basis of which empirically grounded descriptions of Mozambique’s recent political history can be conducted.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Soziologie > Afrikastudien (Macamo)
UniBasel Contributors:Macamo, Elisio
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:1362-1025
e-ISSN:1469-3593
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:28 May 2018 15:20
Deposited On:28 May 2018 15:20

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