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Limits to liberation in Southern Africa: the unfinished business of democratic consolidation

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dc.contributor.editor Melber, H. en
dc.date.accessioned 2003-11-06 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-23T09:16:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-23T09:16:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8235
dc.description.abstract Former liberation movements in Southern Africa have become authoritarian and elitist governments who reward party loyalty and are hostile to 'outsiders'. Is authoritarianism built into liberation structures? Is it inherited from colonial systems? Is liberal democracy inherently elitist? Popular support for the struggle was often based on mystification, coercion and the manipulation of internal contradictions; while in contrast, independence by negotiation has lead to multi-party democracies. This ground-breaking collection of essays on Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana and South Africa opens a long-awaited debate on these and other related issues. Edited by Namibian and former SWAPO member Henning Melber, currently Research Director of the Nordic Africa Institute in Sweden, its contributors include Kenneth Good, Ian Taylor, Francis Nyamnjoh, Amin Kamete, Suzanne Dansereau, Roger Southall, Martin Legassick, Raymond Suttner and Krista Johnson. The volume is compiled by the HSRC Democracy & Governance Research Programme in association with the Journal of Contemporary African Studies and the Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject ZIMBABWE en
dc.subject BOTSWANA en
dc.subject AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC) en
dc.subject DEMOCRACY en
dc.subject LIBERATION MOVEMENTS en
dc.subject LIBERATION STRUGGLES en
dc.title Limits to liberation in Southern Africa: the unfinished business of democratic consolidation en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Democracy and Governance en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2370 en
dc.outputnumber 858 en
dc.bibliographictitle Melber, H. (ed). (2003) <i>Limits to liberation in Southern Africa: the unfinished business of democratic consolidation. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en


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