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Africa [electronic resource]: In Defiance of Democracy

Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Throughout Africa, democracy has long been touted as the cure for the continent's ongoing unrest. But can such a form of government flourish in countries where extreme poverty is the norm and violence is the chief tool of statecraft? Spanning the continent from Libya to South Africa, this program seeks to understand Africa's complex political situations, addressing the "Big Man" syndrome and the one-party state, the destabilizing effects of armed conflict, the mismanagement of industry and natural resources, and strained relations with the industrialized world.
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56 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
In defiance of democracy
  • African Politics (1:44)
  • Formula for Success (3:04)
  • Land Reform (2:04)
  • Sudan's Islamic State (4:56)
  • Status Quo in Sudan (1:45)
  • Angola's Cycle of Violence (3:08)
  • Poverty (2:03)
  • Colonial History of Africa and Libya (6:15)
  • Nigerian Situation (5:35)
  • The New Colonialism and It's Effects (1:58)
  • Zimbabwe (4:11)
  • Land Reform (-36:0-38)
  • Zaire and Uganda (2:59)
  • Rwandan Genocide (3:10)
  • Uneven Progress (4:22)
  • Continent Still in Flux (3:35)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2001.
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29500 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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