South African Politics: An Introduction

Paperback | April 15, 2015

byVictoria Graham, Vusi Gumede, Xolela Mangcu

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What does it mean to be a constitutional state? What impact did apartheid have on democracy in South Africa? What are the key issues and dynamics in understanding South Africa's political position? South African Politics: An Introduction provides students with an overview of how political policies have changed over time in South Africa, as well as the impact these changes have had on our socio-economic development. Theoretical concepts are presented in accessible language and examples ensurethat students have a better understanding of the local political landscape. Perspective boxes offer further information and analysis to enrich students' learning. Written by respected academics, this introductory textbook is suitable for students who are studying South African politics as part of a BA or BCom degree at universities or private institutions, as well anyone interested in the subject matter.

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What does it mean to be a constitutional state? What impact did apartheid have on democracy in South Africa? What are the key issues and dynamics in understanding South Africa's political position? South African Politics: An Introduction provides students with an overview of how political policies have changed over time in South Africa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.71 inPublished:April 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199050961

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Legacies of the past1. The theory and practice of democratic development2. Apartheid and its legacies3. Liberation historyPart 2 Negotiating South Africa's transition4. Apartheid to democracy5. Birth of a constitutional state6. Transitional justicePart 3 Procedural democratisation in South Africa7. Political institutions8. Civil society9. Socio-economic contextsPart 4 Substantive democratisation in South Africa10. Economic policy in post-Apartheid South Africa11. Political culture and democratic consolidation in South AfricaPart 5 South Africa in the world12. South Africa in a complex regional continental and global order13. Conclusion