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dc.contributor.authorPhiri, Bizeck Jube.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T12:35:12Z
dc.date.available2014-10-21T12:35:12Z
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.otherAAINN71509en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/55270
dc.descriptionThe study examines multi-racial liberalism in Central Africa through the examination of the Capricorn Africa Society, a multi-racial organization founded in Southern Rhodesia in 1949. The study is situated in the context of nationalist fervour in Northern Rhodesia. Because Capricorn ideas generated debate about liberal democracy and political pluralism, the study also examines the first eight years of Zambia's independence in order to provide an overview of the failure of liberal democracy, which is assessed in relation to the nature of the colonial experience and the way the Northern Rhodesian colonial state functioned.en_US
dc.descriptionThis is not a thesis on decolonization per se. It is about the contribution of liberal activism to that process. The main interest is the conception of liberalism as understood in the contemporary British Central African, and the crucial role it played in generating ideas about the future of liberal democracy.en_US
dc.descriptionThis revisionist-post-nationalist interpretation of both Capricorn and liberal activism in Northern Rhodesia concludes that although liberalism had faded by 1964, Capricorn conceptions about democratic principles and the need for good government continued to inform political processes. The thesis sees multi-racialism as an attempt to foster new forms of civil society which were capable of coping with demands of the colonial and post colonial politics. The study also concludes that the failure of liberal democracy after 1964 reflects the legacy of colonial rule, and not necessarily a problem of post-independence leadership.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 1991.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDalhousie Universityen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.subjectHistory, African.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical Science, General.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Social Structure and Development.en_US
dc.titleThe Capricorn Africa Society: A study of liberal politics in Northern Rhodesia/Zambia, 1949-1972.en_US
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