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South Africa in Transition : New Theoretical Perspectives - David R. Howarth

South Africa in Transition

New Theoretical Perspectives

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Published: 17th August 1998
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South Africa in Transition utilises new theoretical perspectives to describe and explain central dimensions of the democratic transition in South Africa during the late 1980s and early 1990s, covering changes in the politics of gender and education, the political discourses of the ANC, NP and the white right, constructions of identity in South Africa's black townships and rural areas, the role of political violence in the transition, and accounts of the democratization process itself.

List of Abbreviations Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Changing Paradigms and the Politics of Transition in South Africa; D.R. Howarth and A.J. Norval The Dying Days of Apartheid; R. Taylor and M. Shaw Changing Discourses of Democracy and Socialism in South Africa; D. Glaser Reason and Representation in National Party Discourse, 1990-1992; A. Altbeker and J. Steinberg From the 'Peaceful Past' to the 'Violent Present': Memory, Myth and Identity in Gugulethu; S. Field Reinventing the Politics of Cultural Recognition: The Freedom Front and the Demand for a Volkstaat; A. J. Norval Identity and the Changing Politics of Gender in South Africa; D. Bonnin, R. Deacon, R. Morrell and J. Robinson Education, Development and Democracy in South Africa; R. Deacon and B. Parker The Fruits of Modernity: Law, Power and Paternalism in the Rural Western Cape; A.du Toit South African Literature, Beyond Apartheid; M. Devenney Paradigms Gained? a Critique of Theories and Explanations of Democratic Transition in South Africa; D. Howarth Chronology Index

ISBN: 9780333671566
ISBN-10: 0333671562
Series: New Theoretical Perspectives
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 17th August 1998
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1