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South Africa's struggle for human rights

Author: Saul Dubow
Publisher: Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2012.
Series: Ohio short histories of Africa
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The human rights movement in South Africa's transition to a postapartheid democracy has been widely celebrated as a triumph for global human rights. It was a key aspect of the political transition, often referred to as a miracle, which brought majority rule and democracy to South Africa. The country's new constitution, its Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the moral authority of Nelson Mandela stand as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Dubow
ISBN: 0821444409 9780821444405
OCLC Number: 815471317
Notes: Originally published as: A brief history of rights in South Africa. Auckland Park, S. Africa : Jacana Media, 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (151 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Burgher republicanism and colonialism --
Humanitarianism --
Liberalism and its challenges --
Segregationism --
The Second World War and its aftermath --
Anti-apartheid --
Internationalising rights --
The embrace of human rights --
Setting the new nation to rights.
Series Title: Ohio short histories of Africa
Other Titles: Brief history of rights in South Africa
Responsibility: Saul Dubow.

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The human rights movement in South Africa's transition to a postapartheid democracy has been widely celebrated as a triumph for global human rights. It was a key aspect of the political transition,  Read more...

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