Mozambique - A Dream Undone
The Political Economy of Democracy, 1975-1984
By Bertil Egero
Almqvist & Wiksell
$42.50 Paper Original
When Mozambique became independent in 1975, after ten years of guerilla struggle, large NATO-supported Portugese army forces had proved unable to hold out against the much smaller peasant units led by FRELIMO. Perhaps the prime secret behind this outstanding success was Poder Popular or Popular Power -- democratic forms of participation in both civil and military life. These experiences from the struggle were to make a forceful imprint on the political organisation of the new society.
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