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collapse of state socialism in Eastern Europe--lessons for southern Africa?

Reinhart KoМ€ssler

collapse of state socialism in Eastern Europe--lessons for southern Africa?

by Reinhart KoМ€ssler

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Published by Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit in Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, Southern,
  • Soviet Union.,
  • Europe, Eastern.
    • Subjects:
    • Communism -- Soviet Union.,
    • Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.,
    • Africa, Southern -- Politics and government -- 1975-1994.,
    • Africa, Southern -- Ethnic relations.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementReinhart Kösser.
      SeriesNEPRU occassional [sic] paper ;, no. 2, NEPRU occasional paper ;, no. 2.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHX311.5 .K67 1995
      The Physical Object
      Pagination22 p. ;
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL962688M
      LC Control Number95980795

      In Africa the ‘collapse’ of the Soviet block had profound implications. At that time in the late s and early s Africa, and particularly Southern Africa, was involved in a process of decolonization by way of armed struggle, in which the Soviet block played a decisive role.   Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." Today, the country Nelson Mandela once led is finding that out firsthand. Ernst Roets is a native of South Africa and producer of the film, "Tainted Heroes," which takes a look at the deceitful political taAuthor: Jon Street.

      The collapse of socialism liberated the party-state nomenclatura from any social responsibility and during the Yeltsin era much of the democratic reform effort was compromised. In contrast to the ‘old deal’ pressures, the institutional structure of the social sciences remains largely unattended, and though its financing still remains below.   State Fragility and State Building in Africa: Cases from Eastern and Southern Africa - Ebook written by Dele Olowu, Paulos Chanie. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read State Fragility and State Building in Africa: Cases from Eastern and Southern Africa.

      African socialism is a belief in sharing economic resources in a traditional African way, as distinct from classical African politicians of the s and s professed their support for African socialism, although definitions and interpretations of this term varied considerably. The Independent Socialist Movement is a small Trotskyist group in South Africa, which shares much of the politics of (but is not affiliated to) the International Socialist Tendency led by the Socialist Workers Party of : see South African law.


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Collapse of state socialism in Eastern Europe--lessons for southern Africa? by Reinhart KoМ€ssler Download PDF EPUB FB2

Does the abrupt collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe arise only from errors in implementing the policy of state socialism, leaving the concept itself still a potentially valid one. Bartlomiej Kaminski argues to the contrary: state socialism is a fundamentally defective idea that was well carried out, enabling it to exist until its.

Does the abrupt collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe arise only from errors in implementing the policy of state socialism, leaving the concept itself still a potentially valid one. Bartlomiej Kaminski argues to the contrary: state socialism is a fundamentally defective idea that was well carried out, enabling it to exist until its accumulated shortcomings made its survival extremely Cited by:   Author and socialist Carlos Martinez has written an invaluable book for the struggle for socialism in the 21st century.

The End of the Beginning: Lessons of the Soviet Collapse acknowledges what too few in the socialist movement today are willing to confront: that an understanding of socialism is impossible without a critical look into the rise.

The collapse of Real Socialism in Eastern Europe: linking external and internal causes. Author: Luiz Henrique Marques Gomes1 Abstract: The objective of this work is to critically discuss the collapse of Real Socialism in Eastern Europe through a perspective that brings together external and.

A third cause of the revolutions was virtual ecological collapse in many of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Many Western ecologists have argued for years that the causes of pollution. Why did the Socialist System Collapse in Central and Eastern European Countries.

The Case of Poland, the former Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Authors In the book the author discusses the reasons for the collapse of the socialist system in Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.

He analyses the roles of economic and political factors and of the USSR. Following the collapse of state-socialism a decade ago, Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) opted for democracy and market economy. There was a widespread belief that transition to a market economy via neo-liberal 'shock therapy' would lead to a quick closure of the wealth gap with the by: Kaminski, a former Polish professor of economics and now an American professor of government, has written a theoretically elaborate and sophisticated explanation for the degeneration and disintegration of state socialism.

Although Poland in the s is the case in point, the theory is a general one. Though African socialism was different from European, or Marxist, socialism in many respects, it was still essentially about trying to resolve social and economic inequalities by controlling the means of production.

Socialism provided both a justification and a strategy for managing the economy through state control of markets and : Angela Thompsell. The collapse of state socialism in Eastern Europe--lessons for southern Africa.

The colonial genocide in Namibia: consequences for a memory culture today from a German perspective Colonialism in question: theory, knowledge, history.

communism in South Africa) of a world power had drastically lessened. [From: The Man and His Time by W de Klerk] Extract 2: This extract focuses on the reasons that motivated De Klerk to have talks with the ANC. Finally, the collapse of communist rule in Eastern Europe symbolised by File Size: KB.

Stereotypes regarding the collapse of state socialism in East-Central Europe abound. The regimes were never legitimate, but rather imposed on the countries of East-Central Europe and collapsed when the Soviet Union could no longer keep them alive through force. They offered failed models, Utopias that succumbed to harsh by: 1.

Globalization and social exclusion in cities: framing the debate with lessons from Africa and Asia Jo Beall in South Africa and South Asia. She has undertaken ethnographic work with in the wake of the collapse of state socialism in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

In this context, dichotomized notions of North and. The South African Road to Socialism 79 WHY A DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION. Democracy is both the goal of, and a critical means for waging the NDR.

In the objective reality of our country and world, the South African NDR will have to be thoroughly democratic, or it will not succeed at all.

Historically, in the 18 th and 19 centuries, many (but not all). South African Communist Party A Survey of the South African Debate on the Decline of Socialism in Eastern Europe Written: by Z. Pallo Jordan. September First Published: as Southern Africa Report.

Transcribed: by Ayanda Madyibi. Socialism, as it was understood by Marx and Engels, would be the first phase in the. There is a vast difference between traditional Marxist-Leninist socialist struggles and a new form of 21st-century eco-socialist struggle. The former is state centric, and facilitated by a.

Re-building the movement in South Africa South African workers are back on the move, with a two-day general strike in October following the mass protest at the UN world summit and an important municipal workers’ union strike.

African socialism has also included the revival of precolonial values and institutions, while modernizing through the centralized apparatus of the one-party state. Recently, the collapse of Eastern European and Soviet Communist states has led socialists throughout the world to discard much of their doctrines regarding centralized planning and.

Our road to socialism is through a working class led, socialist oriented national democratic revolution. It is on the terrain of the national democratic revolution that we are struggling for a socialist South Africa; hence the continued relevance and importance of our programmatic slogan ‘Socialism is the Future, Build it Now’.

Yet, belief in Communism lives on in South Africa. It is spreading throughout the Continent, although every day it is denounced and attacked by agents of United States, British, French, Portuguese, and Belgian imperialism. I warned about this in my book Consciencism (London and New York,p.

). And yet, socialism in Africa today tends to lose its objective content in favour of a distracting terminology and in favour of a general confusion. Discussion centres more on the various conceivable types of socialism than upon the need for socialist development.The Effect of the Collapse of the USSR on Africa The collapse of the USSR had two main effects on Africa: Emergence of multi-party democracies Withdrawal of aid as Cold War was over – led to the fall of military regimes Emergence of multi-party democracies Before s, military coups changed governments in Africa – many became one-party statesFile Size: KB.In short, it is in the government's hands to control the economy, not the peoples' (like capitalism).

Social ownership" may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership (public ownership), citizen ownership of equity, or any combination of these. Differs.