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The South African Communist Party : adapting to thrive in a post-communist age

Author: Thomas Stanley Kolasa
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This history describes how the South African Communist Party has flourished in a harsh political environment. Formed in 1921 as an affiliation of leftist organizations, it fought against the racist Apartheid regime, ascending to power in 1994 with the African National Congress. SACP is working towards a socialist future for South Africa while governing a capitalist country"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Stanley Kolasa
ISBN: 9780786478040 0786478047
OCLC Number: 936949435
Description: vii, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : dinosaur or adaptor? --
The SACP and ideology : the uncertain path between faith and pragmatism --
The alliance : who is in charge? --
The collapse of communism : the end of the beginning --
The new South Africa : the SACP and the future.
Responsibility: Thomas Stanley Kolasa.

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Since the collapse of communism in Russia and Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, communist parties are widely regarded as passe or irrelevant. But these parties still exist, act and sometimes thrive  Read more...

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