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Resistance and Repression in the Congo: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Democracy Movement, 1956-2000

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The people of the Congo have suffered a particularly brutal experience of colonial rule; and, following independence in 1960, external interference by the United States, the rapaclous and dictatorial regime of Mobutu, and periodic warfare which even now continues fitfully in the East of the country. But the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down. They have struggled to improve their living conditions by trying both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitation from abroad. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja's deep knowledge of personalities and events, and his understanding of the underlying class, ethnic and other factors at work, make this a compelling, lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account.

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This insightful political history of the Congolese democratic movement of the 20th century looks at how the Congolese have struggled both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitations abroad.

Synopsis:

As this book shows, the People of the Congo have suffered throughout the past century from a particularly brutal experience of colonial rule, and a series of post-independence political conflicts. But as this insightful political history of the Congolese democratic movement of the 20th century decisively makes clear, its people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down. Instead, they have struggled both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitations abroad.

About the Author

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja is a renowned scholar of African politics and an international consultant specializing in public policy, governance, and conflict-related issues.

Table of Contents

Introduction * Imperialism, Belgian Colonialism, and African Resistance * The Struggle for Independence * The First Congo Crisis * The Second Independence Movement * The Mobutu Regime: Dictatorship and State Decay * The Struggle for Multiparty Democracy * Conflict in the Great Lakes Region

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842770528
Author:
Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Decolonization
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.68 x 5.57 x 0.76 in

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This insightful political history of the Congolese democratic movement of the 20th century looks at how the Congolese have struggled both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitations abroad.

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As this book shows, the People of the Congo have suffered throughout the past century from a particularly brutal experience of colonial rule, and a series of post-independence political conflicts. But as this insightful political history of the Congolese democratic movement of the 20th century decisively makes clear, its people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down. Instead, they have struggled both to establish democratic institutions at home and to free themselves from exploitations abroad.

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