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Protest nation : the right to protest in South Africa

Author: Jane Duncan
Publisher: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa : University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2016
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South Africa has become a nation defined by its protests. Protests can, and do, bring societal problems to public attention in direct, at times dramatic, ways. But governments the world over are also tempted to suppress this right, as they often feel threatened by public challenges to their authority. Apartheid South Africa had a shameful history of repressing protests. The architects of the country's democracy  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Duncan
ISBN: 186914323X ) 9781869143237 ((paperback)
OCLC Number: 1091721422
Notes: 1. Protests and state repression: an international perspective 2013 2. Understanding the right to protest in South Africa 2013 3. The legislative and policy context for the right to protest in South Africa 2013 4. The right to protest in repressive contexts: the cases of the Mbombela and eThekwini Municipalities 2013 5. Political diversity and the right to protest in metropolitan municipalities: Johannesburg and the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 2013 6. The Rise and fall of social movements: The Makana and Lukhanji Municipalities 2013 7. Protests and political shifts in rural areas: the Blue Crane Route, Witzenberg, Langeberg and Breede Valley Local Municipalities 2013 8. Dying by degrees: activist experiences of the right to protest 2013 9. The police and the right to protest 201310. Riot porn: media coverage of protests in South Africa 2013 11. Organic crisis: trends emerging from the protest data
Description: xvi, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Jane Duncan


Bringing together data gathered from municipalities, the police, protestor and activist interviews, as well as media reports, the book analyses the extent to which the right to protest is respected  Read more...


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