Language as means of Exclusion in the Mozambican Parliament

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In this paper the author advances the idea that the Mozambican Parliament works as a platform of exclusion for a large majority of Members of Parliament (MPs) who do not master the Portuguese Language properly in order to convey their ideas and participate actively in Parliamentary debate. The major goal of the paper is to consider the extent to which language conditions and impairs participatory citizenship, understood as being focused on the active relationship between the state, societal processes and ...

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