Exorcising Devils from the Throne: São Tomé and Príncipe in the Chaos of Democratization

Exorcising Devils from the Throne: São Tomé and Príncipe in the Chaos of Democratization

Exorcising Devils from the Throne: São Tomé and Príncipe in the Chaos of Democratization

Exorcising Devils from the Throne: São Tomé and Príncipe in the Chaos of Democratization

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Exorcising Devils from the Throne: São Tomé and Príncipe in the Chaos of Democratization is an in-depth portrait of the island nation of São Tomé and Principe (STP). As a political treatise it examines the socio-political problems specific to STP, censures those who have caused or exacerbated those problems, proposes solutions, and calls for greater public awareness, discussing the policies and the individuals most responsible for an entire nation’s despair and poverty. While bitterly honest, we aim to inspire enthusiasm in the readers for a beautiful, refined and vulnerable country which has slowly become lost in a battle of politics and private interests. Our main aims are to improve governance, promote development, and to protect human rights—and all of this through the promotion of civil society.

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The publication of the first edition of Exorcising Devils from the Throne brought us clear signs that there was real interest in such a book; in addition, it became possible to reorganize and enrich the work. Thus the 2 Edition includes recent developments and trends in STP’s sociopolitical situation and the amount of information has been increased significantly; the book has assumed a new analytical and political view-

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