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The Resource Angola : struggle for peace and reconstruction, Inge Tvedten

Angola : struggle for peace and reconstruction, Inge Tvedten

Label
Angola : struggle for peace and reconstruction
Title
Angola
Title remainder
struggle for peace and reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Inge Tvedten
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After more than twenty years of devastating civil war, Angola is slowly moving toward peace and reconciliation. In this accessible introduction to one of the most resource-rich countries in Africa, Inge Tvedten traces Angola's turbulent past with a particular focus on the impacts that political and economic upheaval have had on the Angolan people. First, Tvedten reviews five centuries of Portuguese colonial rule, which drained Angola's resources through slavery and exploitation. He then turns to the postindependence period, in which the country became a Cold War staging ground, and its attempts to democratize collapsed when the rebel movement UNITA, supported by the United States, took the country back to war after electoral defeat. Tvedten shows how the colonial legacy and decades of war turned Angola into one of the ten poorest countries in the world, despite considerable oil resources, huge hydroelectric potential, vast and fertile agricultural lands, and some of Africa's most productive fishing waters. Finally, Tvedten argues that peace and prosperity for Angola are possible but constructive international support will be crucial
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tvedten, Inge
Dewey number
306/.09673
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN810.A8
LC item number
T84 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nations of the modern world. Africa
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  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Angola
  • Economic history
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Angola
  • Politieke geschiedenis
  • Politieke stelsels
  • Economische situatie
  • Maatschappij
  • Soziale Situation
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Angola
Label
Angola : struggle for peace and reconstruction, Inge Tvedten
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Geographical setting -- 2. Historical background. Precolonial Angola -- Angola under the Portuguese -- The war of independence -- 3. Political ideology and practice. War in postindependence Angola -- The centralized one-party state -- Toward democracy and political pluralism -- Crisis politics -- International relations -- 4. Economic potential and performance. Economic policy -- The informal economy -- Main economic sectors -- Trade and aid -- 5. Socioeconomic conditions and cultural traits. Population and ethnolinguistic groups -- Socioeconomic conditions -- Education -- Health -- Civil society and cultural institutions -- 6. Angola's future. The best case scenario -- The worst case scenario -- The middle case scenario
Control code
ocm36520920
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780813384894
Lccn
97001284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36520920
  • (OCoLC)36520920
Label
Angola : struggle for peace and reconstruction, Inge Tvedten
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Geographical setting -- 2. Historical background. Precolonial Angola -- Angola under the Portuguese -- The war of independence -- 3. Political ideology and practice. War in postindependence Angola -- The centralized one-party state -- Toward democracy and political pluralism -- Crisis politics -- International relations -- 4. Economic potential and performance. Economic policy -- The informal economy -- Main economic sectors -- Trade and aid -- 5. Socioeconomic conditions and cultural traits. Population and ethnolinguistic groups -- Socioeconomic conditions -- Education -- Health -- Civil society and cultural institutions -- 6. Angola's future. The best case scenario -- The worst case scenario -- The middle case scenario
Control code
ocm36520920
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 166 pages
Isbn
9780813384894
Lccn
97001284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36520920
  • (OCoLC)36520920

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