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Author Seibert, Gerhard
Title Comrades, Clients and Cousins : Colonialism, Socialism and Democratization in Sao Tome and Principe
Imprint Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2005
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Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- LIST OF PLATES AND FIGURES -- ABBREVIATIONS -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- The objective -- Caribbean contours in an African environment -- Historic background -- The theoretical and political context -- Relevant concepts -- Local patterns of multiparty politics -- The chapters -- Research methods and sources -- INDEX -- CHAPTER ONE FORMATION AND RECOLONIZATION OF AN AFRICAN CREOLE SOCIETY -- Introduction -- The formation of the creole society -- Settlement and slavery -- The sugar plantations -- External threat and economic decline -- The Catholic mission -- Institutional and political conflicts -- Slave revolts and escape -- The creolization process -- The second colonization -- The rise and fall of cocoa -- From slave to serviçal -- The recolonization of the church -- The indentured labour system -- External and internal responses to the labour system -- The forros' aversion to field labour -- The stratification system -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER TWO FROM THE ORIGINS OF FORRO NATIONALISM TO INDEPENDENCE -- Introduction -- Political activities in the early 20th century -- The Massacre of February 1953 -- The causes of the massacre and the number of victims -- São Tomé's few nationalists: exiled, dispersed and fragmented -- The decolonization process -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER THREE THE SOCIALIST ONE-PARTY REGIME -- Introduction -- The construction of the socialist state -- The establishment of the security apparatus -- The administrative system and the party structure -- Social and education policies -- The foreign policy options -- The constitutional framework -- The competition for power -- Alleged coups and invasion threats -- The census riots and Trovoada's imprisonment -- Pinto da Costa's autocracy -- The emergence of the exile opposition -- The performance of the state-owned economy -- The plantation economy
The structure of the state-owned plantations -- The failed diversification of the economy -- The party's ideological trajectory -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER FOUR POLITICAL TRANSITION AND ECONOMIC REFORM -- Introduction -- Initial political change -- Political instability and invasion -- The economic liberalization -- Corruption scandals -- The renovation of the state party -- The transition process -- The emergence of political parties -- The democratic elections -- Cocoa rehabilitation under structural adjustment -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER FIVE GOVERNANCE, CONFLICT AND PUBLIC PROPERTY UNDER THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM -- Introduction -- End of a tactical alliance -- Continuous conflict and final break -- The MLSTP returns to power -- The military coup -- The background -- The course of the events -- The aftermath of the coup -- Continuous political instability -- The initial anti-corruption drive -- Increasing transparency and corruption scandals -- The importance of external funds -- The routine of corruption -- The impunity of corruption -- Factors in favour of corruption -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER SIX STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE UNDER DEMOCRATIC RULE -- Introduction -- The difficult relationship with the Bretton Woods institutions -- Overambitious goals and poor performance -- Administrative reform -- The financial sector reform -- The privatization of agriculture -- Manufacture and services -- The emergence of the oil sector -- Controversial oil licensing rounds -- Unmanageable debts and inefficient foreign assistance -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER SEVEN POLITICAL PLURALISM AND COMPETITIVE ELECTIONS -- Introduction -- The local elections of December 1992 -- The early legislative elections of October 1994 -- PCD pôs o país de pé (PCD has put the country on its feet) -- Acreditar em S. Tomé e Príncipe (Believing in São Tomé and Príncipe)
The local patron as candidate -- Renovar a mudança (Renew the change) -- O partido que fala a verdade (The party that tells the truth) -- Voto de confiança (Vote of confidence) -- Election results -- Legislative elections in 1998 and 2002 -- Multipartyism: characteristics and conditions -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER EIGHT PARTY TRAJECTORIES AND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS -- Introduction -- The political parties: MLSTP/PSD -- The parties claiming political change: PCD-GR and ADI -- The theree small parties: CODO, FDC and AP(PTS) -- The 1996 presidential elections: the prelude -- The first round -- The voting and the aftermath -- The final ballot -- The 2001 presidential elections -- Conclusions -- CHAPTER NINE LOCAL DIMENSIONS OF POLITICS:KINSHIP, RUMOURS AND PAMPHLETS -- Introduction -- The impact of kinship -- Kinship and conjugal unions types -- The current customary union -- The visiting union -- Patterns of polygyny -- Women and mothers -- Family life in an urban neighbourhood -- Kinship and politics -- Rumours and anonymous pamphlets -- The characteristics of rumours -- Rumours and Rádio BB -- Anonymous pamphlets -- Conclusions -- CONCLUSIONS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- APPENDIX ON EPRESIDENTS AND GOVERNMENT MINISTERS OF SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPE 1975-2005 -- APPENDIX TWO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES OF SÃO TOMÉ ANDPRÍNCIPE'S LIBERATION MOVEMENTS AND MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES 1960-2002 -- APPENDIX THREE ELECTION RESULTS -- APPENDIX FOUR BASIC ECONOMIC DATA 1988-2004
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Seibert, Gerhard Comrades, Clients and Cousins : Colonialism, Socialism and Democratization in Sao Tome and Principe Boston : Brill Academic Publishers,c2005 9789004147362
Subject Democratization -- Sao Tome and Principe.;Sao Tome and Principe -- Politics and government.;Sao Tome and Principe -- Economic policy.;Sao Tome and Principe -- History
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