André van Dokkum, Deliberating “democracy” in Mozambique

The study provides an anthropologically informed critique of Kenneth Arrow’s interpretation of “democratic” political competition, a type of interpretation that is currently dominant in the world. However, Mozambique provides local examples of how political competition is solved in ways that do not comply with Arrow’s interpretation of “democracy”. Insights about these examples enable criticism of the way how the multiparty system in Mozambique works at the moment.

On 9 June 2015, André van Dokkumn defended his PhD at the VU University Amsterdam.

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Dr. M.P. Meneses (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
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