This book shows how family affinities and community loyalties at the foundation of Madagascar's culture have influenced Malagasy nationalism and forged islandwide traditions. It explores the complex challenges facing Madagascar's resurgent democratic forces.
1. The Virtue of Insularity 2. Politics: From Paternalism to Revolution 3. Ratsiraka's Republic: Revolution as Myth 4. Society in Modern Madagascar 5. Madagascar's Economy: Flight from Reality 6. Conclusion: Continuity as Revolution