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South Africa Reborn : Building A New Democracy - Heather Deegan

South Africa Reborn

Building A New Democracy

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1998
ISBN: 9781857287103
Number Of Pages: 248

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The political changes in South Africa have led to the country being viewed as a standard bearer for democracy within the African continent, and a beacon for democratic reform globally.; In this book, Heather Deegan looks at political reform in South Africa within a broad framework of global patterns of democratization. Her account is rooted in modern literature on democracy and democratization, and it is illuminated by interviews carried out at local and national level among members of the ANC, the Inkartha Freedom Party, the National Party, various women's organizations, labour and economic groups, traditional ethnic organizations, township representatives and religious groups.

List of figuresp. ix
Chronology of eventsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xvii
The democracy debatep. 1
Conditionsp. 1
Consociationalismp. 3
Participation, process and legitimacyp. 5
Civic politicsp. 9
Democracy and developmentp. 11
Constitutionalismp. 15
The 1993 constitutionp. 15
Constitutional Assemblyp. 19
The public participation campaignp. 23
Attitudes towards the public participation campaignp. 26
The 1996 constitutionp. 31
Bill of Rightsp. 31
Amending the constitution/Constitutional Courtp. 34
Parties and political cleavagesp. 37
Political parties: origins, nature and structurep. 37
The post-independence partyp. 39
The African National Congress and the liberation strugglep. 40
Unbanning of the ANCp. 44
The aims and objectives of the ANCp. 48
Inkatha Freedom Partyp. 51
The National Partyp. 58
South African Communist Partyp. 63
Civil society, citizenship and identityp. 65
Civil societyp. 65
Civil society in South Africap. 67
Citizenshipp. 72
Public attitudes towards democracyp. 74
Identityp. 78
Languagep. 79
Women and youthp. 83
Women and violencep. 83
Affirmative actionp. 86
Women and employmentp. 89
Youth Dayp. 94
Youth employmentp. 97
ANC Youth Leaguep. 100
Local democracy and electoral processesp. 103
Local government proceduresp. 103
Registration and nominationp. 107
Voter educationp. 109
Analysis of the 1995 local electionsp. 118
Reconstruction and Development Programmep. 121
Post-1995 local governmentp. 123
Political economyp. 127
Problems facing the 1994 governmentp. 127
The National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC)p. 132
Reorienting the economyp. 136
Unemploymentp. 140
Black entrepreneurshipp. 144
Conclusionp. 149
Democracy and developmentp. 149
Variants of democracyp. 152
The dominant partyp. 155
Challenges to democracyp. 157
Afterwordp. 161
Economyp. 161
Crimep. 164
Corruptionp. 174
Appendicesp. 177
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1996 - Constitutional principlesp. 177
Bill of Rightsp. 183
Representation and structures of governmentp. 195
Structure of the ANCp. 203
Interviews/meetingsp. 209
Referencesp. 211
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9781857287103
ISBN-10: 185728710X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 22nd October 1998
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.65  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1