Article from ROAPE Volume 13 Number 35
Swaziland: Political Crisis, Regional Dilemma


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Swaziland: Political Crisis, Regional Dilemma
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Vol.13 No.35 (Spring 1986), pp54-67
Daniel and Vilane portray squabbles following the death of King Sobhuza as competition for control of the state apparatus by factions of the same class. The outcome will in no way displace the broader influence of this class over state policy. Indeed the relationship of Swaziland to South Africa, argue the authors, is not due to geopolitical factors or structural features, but precisely to the compradorial nature of Swaziland's ruling class.