Negotiating Angola's Independence Transition: The Alvor Accords

Negotiating Angola's Independence Transition: The Alvor Accords International Negotiation 10: 293–309, 2005. © 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands . 293 * Gilbert Khadiagala is Associate Professor of African Studies and Comparative Politics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University, and former consulting director of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. His books include Mediators or Meddlers? African Interveners in Eastern African Civil Conflicts (forthcoming); Mediating Civil Wars in Eastern Africa (2002); African Foreign Policies: Power and Process , co-author (2001); Allies in Adversity: The Frontline States in Southern Africa Security (1994). Negotiating Angola’s Independence Transition: The Alvor Accords GILBERT M. KHADIAGALA* African Studies Program, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA (Email: gkhadiag@jhu.edu) Abstract. The decolonization process that led to Angola’s independence in November 1975 is instructive in the annals of colonial bargains for African independence. The coincidence of domestic turmoil in Portugal following the collapse of the dictatorship in April 1974 and the fragmentation of the Angolan nationalist movements created a context that precluded an orderly transition. Weak and indecisive leadership in Lisbon contributed to the crafting and imple- mentation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Negotiation Brill

Negotiating Angola's Independence Transition: The Alvor Accords

International Negotiation, Volume 10 (2): 293 – Jan 1, 2005

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© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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International Negotiation 10: 293–309, 2005. © 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV. Printed in the Netherlands . 293 * Gilbert Khadiagala is Associate Professor of African Studies and Comparative Politics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University, and former consulting director of the Africa Program at the Wilson Center. His books include Mediators or Meddlers? African Interveners in Eastern African Civil Conflicts (forthcoming); Mediating Civil Wars in Eastern Africa (2002); African Foreign Policies: Power and Process , co-author (2001); Allies in Adversity: The Frontline States in Southern Africa Security (1994). Negotiating Angola’s Independence Transition: The Alvor Accords GILBERT M. KHADIAGALA* African Studies Program, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 USA (Email: gkhadiag@jhu.edu) Abstract. The decolonization process that led to Angola’s independence in November 1975 is instructive in the annals of colonial bargains for African independence. The coincidence of domestic turmoil in Portugal following the collapse of the dictatorship in April 1974 and the fragmentation of the Angolan nationalist movements created a context that precluded an orderly transition. Weak and indecisive leadership in Lisbon contributed to the crafting and imple- mentation

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International NegotiationBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2005

Keywords: DECOLONIZATION; ALVOR ACCORDS; NEGOTIATIONS; AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE; ANGOLA; PORTUGAL

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