The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State

The Rise and Decline of the Zairian State

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Zaire, apparently strong and stable under Presdident Mobutu in the early 1970s, was bankrupt and discredited by the end of that decade, beset by hyperinflation and mass corruption, the populace forced into abject poverty. Why and how, in a new african state strategically located in Central Africa and rich in mineral resources, did this happen? How did the Zairian state become a “parasitic predator” upon its own people?

Zaire, apparently strong and stable under Presdident Mobutu in the early 1970s, was bankrupt and discredited by the end of that decade, beset by hyperinflation and mass corruption, the populace forced into abject poverty. Why and how, in a new african state strategically located in Central Africa and rich in mineral resources, did this happen? How did the Zairian state become a “parasitic predator” upon its own people?


Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1985
ISBN: 9780299101138
0299101134
9780299101145
0299101142
9780299101107
029910110X
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xix, 500 pages) : illustrations, map
Additional Contributors: Turner, Thomas 1939-

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