Rui S. Verde, research director at CEDESA has just published his book “Angola at the crossroads. Between Kleptocracy and development“, by I.B. Tauris [London, New York, Oxford].
This book examines the post-Civil War period which began in 2002 and saw the rise of a corrupt ruling elite, as well as recent developments in the country, such as the efforts of the current President, João Lourenço, to reform the regime through some political openness, economic growth and a crackdown on corruption.
Rui Santos Verde analyses the country’s recent history of corruption and the current attempts at reform in order to determine whether economic and political development is on the horizon for Angola, or whether these reforms are simply a move towards consolidating President Lourenço’s personal power.
CEDESA publishes book
CEDESA has just published the work “ECONOMIA E POLÍTICA DE ANGOLA 2020“, organized by Filipe Delfim Santos, Miguel Almeida Dias and Rui Santos Verde.
It is a set of reflections of a political and economic nature that focus on Angola’s present and constitute a synthesis of our reports for the year 2020.
The book is available to interested parties, who may contact us by the email firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy.