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The liberal model and Africa : elites against democracy

Author: Kenneth Good; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Series: International political economy series (Palgrave (Firm))
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This book critically examines the realities of liberal democracy; its elitism and non-accountability; and its inequalities and injustices. Participatory systems and movements, whether in Athens, seventeenth and nineteenth century England, or South Africa 1970-1990, are more effective in satisfying the democratic aspirations of the people and in curtailing ambitious elites, than what is passed off now as 'democracy'.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Good, Kenneth, 1933-
Liberal model and Africa.
New York : Palgrave, 2002
(DLC) 2001036490
(OCoLC)47296405
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Good; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230001138 0230001130 1403905266 9781403905260 1280249803 9781280249808
OCLC Number: 312753149
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 256 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface --
PART I: BOTSWANA --
Autocratic Elites and Enfeebled Masses: Africa, Botswana and South Africa --
Routinized Injustice: The Situation of the San in Botswana --
PART II: UNITED STATES --
The Liberal Capitalist Paradigm: Elitism and Injustice in the United States --
PART III: SOUTH AFRICA --
Elitism's Place in the ANC --
Universalizing an Incomplete Predominance --
Predominance and the Empowerment Goose --
PART IV: FROM ANCIENT TO FUTURE WORLDS --
Participatory Democracy: The Reality and the Continuing Aspiration: Athens, Britain and South Africa --
The Unending Struggle --
Index.
Series Title: International political economy series (Palgrave (Firm))
Responsibility: Kenneth Good.
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