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South Africa, settler colonialism and the failures of liberal democracy

Author: Thiven Reddy; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
Publisher: London, UK : Zed Books Ltd, 2015.
Series: Africa now (Zed Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thiven Reddy shows how conventional approaches to understanding democratization have failed to capture the complexities of South Africa's post-Apartheid transition. Rather, as a product of imperial expansion, the South African state, capitalism and citizen identities have been uniquely shaped by a particular mode of domination, namely settler colonialism. South Africa, Settler Colonialism and the Failures of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thiven Reddy; Nordiska Afrikainstitutet.
ISBN: 9781783602230 1783602236 9781783602247 1783602244 1783602252 9781783602254 1783602260 9781783602261 1783602279 9781783602278
OCLC Number: 930327417
Notes: "Published ... in association with the Nordic Africa Institute ... Uppsala, Sweden"--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 216 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Modernity : civil society, political society and the vulnerable --
The limits of the conventional paradigm, modernity and South African democracy --
The Fanonian paradigm, settler colonialism and South African democracy --
The colonial state and settler-colonial modernism --
Nationalism, ANC and domination without hegemony --
Elites, masses and democratic change --
Crisis of the national modern : democracy, the state and ANC dominance --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Africa now (Zed Books)
Other Titles: Settler colonialism and the failures of liberal democracy
Responsibility: Thiven Reddy.

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A vital and original interrogation of the contradictions and tensions of liberal democracy in post-Apartheid South Africa.  Read more...

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`Offers a radical, dissenting and original analysis of contemporary South Africa'Colin Bundy, Oxford University (Emeritus) `This is a book that South African political studies has been waiting Read more...

 
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