South West Africa/Namibia: a goal perspective on relative deprivation

Analyses the conflict in South West Africa/Namibia in terms of Gurr’s concept of relative deprivation in the sense that deprivation is seen as the prime motivation for internal conflict between revolutionaries and regime-oriented organisations. Efforts to cease relative deprivation in the two areas of social injustice and the lack of political independence are seen as moves to contain and eliminate conflict and an assessment is made of the degree of success that was obtained in recent years. Diagr., ref.

Title: South West Africa/Namibia: a goal perspective on relative deprivation
Author: Vries, Id de
Year: 1981
Periodical: Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Pages: 17-26
Language: English
Geographic term: Namibia
Subject: political conditions
External link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02589348108704784
Abstract: Analyses the conflict in South West Africa/Namibia in terms of Gurr’s concept of relative deprivation in the sense that deprivation is seen as the prime motivation for internal conflict between revolutionaries and regime-oriented organisations. Efforts to cease relative deprivation in the two areas of social injustice and the lack of political independence are seen as moves to contain and eliminate conflict and an assessment is made of the degree of success that was obtained in recent years. Diagr., ref.