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dc.contributor.advisorSigman, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorDrewiske, Jeffrey A.
dc.dateDec-16
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-09T00:03:15Z
dc.date.available2017-02-09T00:03:15Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/51683
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the role of the Catholic Church in Angola and compares it to the influence of the Church in two other former Portuguese colonies: Mozambique and Brazil. More specifically, this thesis asks how the Catholic Church has permeated each society and spread the values and rights pronounced by the Second Vatican Council. Using a comparative case study methodology, this thesis investigates why the influence of the Church, specifically with respect to the development of rights and freedoms, was weaker in Angola than in Brazil and Mozambique despite a common colonial and religious heritage. The analysis suggests that state resistance to international influence, or gatekeeping, is a significant factor in understanding the relationship between transnational actors and civil society, as suggested by the boomerang pattern. Rents from resource revenue enabled Angolan elite to sustain their gatekeeping efforts longer than others. This argument suggests the need to bring together theories of transnational advocacy and the resource curse to better understand when and why transnational actors influence domestic politics. These insights offer potential lessons to policy makers as they search for opportunities to effectively promote liberal democracy and constructively engage states in the developing world.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/themutedvoiceofc1094551683
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe muted voice of the Catholic Church in Angolaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderEsparza, Diego
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorCatholic Church; Second Vatican Council; boomerang pattern; gatekeeper; human rightsen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesis
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Middle East, South Asia, Sub-saharan Africa)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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