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The African National Congress and participatory democracy : from people's power to public policy

Author: Heidi Brooks
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2020] ©2020
Series: Theories, concepts and practices of democracy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book examines the development of democratic thought in the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa, with a focus on the movement's ideas about participatory democracy.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Brooks
ISBN: 3030257436 9783030257439
OCLC Number: 1105321423
Description: xvi, 244 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: A Battle of Ideas1.1. The Intertwining of Movement and Democracy1.2. South Africa's Landscape of Participatory Traditions1.3. Approaching the Study of Ideas1.4. The Role of Theory in Shaping Democracy1.5. Currents of Participation and their Intellectual Origins1.6. The ANC's Theory of Participatory Democracy2. Participation in the History of ANC Democratic Thought2.1. From Conservative Liberalism to African Nationalism2.2. Participation through Mass Movement Politics 2.3. Revolutionary Theory and the Popular Role2.4. Conclusion3. Discourses of 'People's Power'3.1. The Context for a Popular Movement3.2. Themes and Ideas in the Conception of 'People's Power'3.3. Ideologues and Influences 3.4. Implications for Participatory Democracy 3.5. Conclusion4. The People Shall Govern: The Codification of Ideas4.1 Participation and Constitutionalism4.2. Participation and the Local4.3. Conclusion5. Post-1994 Policy and Movement Discourse5.1. Participatory Policy in New Local Government5.2 Participation in Movement Discourse5.3. Conceptual Tensions and Parallels5.4 Conclusion6. Conclusion: The Power of Ideas6.1. Vanguardism and Democracy
Series Title: Theories, concepts and practices of democracy.
Responsibility: Heidi Brooks.


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