The local state in post-war Mozambique: political practice and ideas about authority

@article{Alexander1997TheLS,
  title={The local state in post-war Mozambique: political practice and ideas about authority},
  author={J. Alexander},
  journal={Africa},
  year={1997},
  volume={67},
  pages={1-26}
}
In recent years, Mozambican intellectuals and officials (as well as international donors) have increasingly looked to decentralisation as a means of making the state more efficient and responsive to local needs. Mozambican debates over rural society have also shifted, broadly moving from a Marxist concern with class to a focus on chieftaincy, culture, ethnicity and `civil society'.(1) The Law of the Municipalities,(2) passed in September 1994, encompasses both these concerns: it calls for a… Expand