Transitions in Namibia: Which Change for Whom?

Transitions in Namibia: Which Change for Whom?

by Henning Melber (Editor)



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789171065827
Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute, The
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Henning Melber is Executive Director of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. He was Research Director of the Nordic Africa Institute and co-ordinator of the project “Liberation and Democracy in Southern Africa” (2000–2006) and Director of the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) in Windhoek (1992–2000).

Table of Contents

Preface     5
Transitions in Namibia - Namibia in transition: An introductory overview     7
History and the armed struggle: From anti-colonial propaganda to 'patriotic history'?     13
Commercial land reforms in postcolonial Namibia: What happened to liberation struggle rhetoric?     29
Between politics and the shop floor: Which way for Namibia's labour movement?     50
Liberated economy?: The case of Ramatex Textiles Namibia     65
Old ties or new shackles?: China in Namibia     94
Poverty, politics, power and privilege: Namibia's black economic elite formation     110
Out of order?: The margins of Namibian ex-combatant 'reintegration'     130
Imagining post-apartheid society and culture Playfulness, officialdom and civility in a youth elite club in northern Namibia     153
Regional development and decentralisation     173
Caprivi under old and new indirect rule Falling off the map or a 19th century dream come true?     190
Ideas about equality in namibian family law     209
HIV/AIDS in Namibia: Gender, class and feminist theory revisited     230
Decolonising sexuality     245
Biographical notes on the authors     261

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