Colonialism, Socialism and Democratization in São Tomé and Príncipe

This secon edition of Comrades, Clients and Cousins by Gerhard Seibert analyses the course of political and economic changes in postcolonial São Tomé and Príncipe. The central issue of the book is towhich extent institutional changes based on externalmodels altered local patterns of political culture and of doing politics. In addition, it examines theoutcome of the consecutive economic policies and development approaches patterned on theses models. This second edition has been completely revised and updated for the period of 1998-2005, including the recent developments in the country’s emerging oil sector.