From 'Imagined Community' to Multicultural Mosaic: "The Politics of Difference" in Tanzania

  • Paul J. Kaiser


Economic and political liberation in Africa has affected fragile national identities constructed over the past thirty or so years. This has led to the reconstruction of different identities and contestations affecting the legitimacy of government institutions in mediating conflict over the distribution of scarce resources. Using Tanzania as a case study, this article examines the relevance of multi-culturalism as a solution to the contest between sub-national identities mobilized by the current economic and political reforms.

(A. J. of Political Science: 2001 6(1): 89-104)

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