Democracia e desenvolvimento
: o percurso de Moçambique (1992-2010)

  • José Tomiasse Sádia Caliche (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present study research entitled "Democracy and development: The course of Mozambique 1992-2010" pretends to analyse the relationship between the democracy and the development in Mozambique. The discussion, if the democracy foments development or if on the contrary, it is the development a pre-requisite for the democracy has deserved the attention of the academic. However, this discussion isn't only an academic exercise, it has importance in the perspective of foreign aid for development countries. The answer if the development precedes or is consequence of the democracy has been conditioning the politics of foreign aid from donors States or of multilateral international organization. For the countries which in recent past began the democratization processes and at same time still face challenges of social economic development and the research question assumes particular importance. Therefore, in a moment after years of euphoria after the fall of Berlin's Wall, the democracy isn't the chosen and winner regime in a large part of the countries. For the citizens of countries as Mozambique, lived a non democratic regime between 80 and 90 decades, but also a devastating civil war, the expectation is that the democratic transition doesn't limit in freedom politicizes. Beyond freedom, the citizen also includes as expectation of social and economic development. In this way, the choice of this theme for the master's degree in political science intends to understand if the initiated democratization in 1994 has also been fomenting development. Along the dissertation it is demonstrated that Mozambique has register successive growths of GDP and a considerable reduction of poverty level in term of percentage. However, relatively to the human development index Mozambique is still locates among the last five countries. The dissertation tries to measure several indicators, and also is verified the existence of a correlation between democratization and the improvement of the social and economic development.
Date of Award24 Sept 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorElizabete Azevedo Harman (Supervisor)


  • Democracy
  • Development
  • Mozambique


  • Mestrado em Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais

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