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Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheid : South Africa and World Politics - Adrian Guelke

Rethinking the Rise and Fall of Apartheid

South Africa and World Politics

Hardcover Published: 18th November 2004
ISBN: 9780333981221
Number Of Pages: 248

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A major new text by a leading authority reassesses the nature, endurance and significance of apartheid in South Africa as well as the reasons for its dramatic collapse. Paying particular attention to the international dimension as well as the domestic, the author assesses the impact of anti-apartheid protest, of changing attitudes of Western governments to the apartheid regime and the evolution of South African government policies to the outside world.

'Adrian Guelke has a considerable reputation for effectively challenging the conventional wisdom. This text amply confirms his analytical skills and - in particular - a willingness to take issue with more orthodox interpretations of South Africa's role in international politics.' - Professor J.E.Spence OBE, King's College London, UK '[O]riginal and well-informed...The chapters work best where there is a conventional wisdom to be exploded, but Geulke also makes fresh sense out of a number of unusually contested issues, for example whether segregation was 'home-grown' or 'imported', whether there was or was not a 'blue-print' for apartheid, and whether the Botha presidency should be understood as a new departure or a 'militarized cul de sac'. - Anthony Butler, Political Studies Review 'His book is a significant contribution to our understanding of how profoundly global developments influenced in the past and are likely in the future to influence South Africa.' - Merle Lipton, International Affairs

Introduction
Totalitarian or Colonial: South Africa's Racial Policies
Origins: Imperialism, Gold and Segregation
Apartheid from Slogan to Policy
Modernisation, Sharpeville and Defiance
Wooing the West
War and Revolution in Southern Africa
The End of the Cold War and South Africa's Liberalisation
The Transnational Anti-Apartheid Movement
The Unexpected Transition
Rethinking Apartheid
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ISBN: 9780333981221
ISBN-10: 0333981227
Series: Rethinking the Twentieth Century
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 18th November 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1