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  • The Idea of the ANCby Anthony Butler

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The African National Congress (ANC) is Africa?s most famous liberation movement. It has recently celebrated its centenary, a milestone that has prompted partisans to detail a century of unparalleled achievement in the struggle against colonialism and racial discrimination. Critics paint a less flattering portrait of the historical ANC as a communist... more...

  • South Africa?s Suspended Revolutionby Adam Habib

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    South Africa?s Suspended Revolution tells the story of South Africa?s democratic transition and the prospects for the country to develop a truly inclusive political system. Beginning with an account of the transition in the leadership of the African National Congress from Thabo Mbeki to Jacob Zuma, the book then broadens its lens to examine the... more...

  • Zunami!by John Daniel; Roger Southall

    Jacana Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    Analyzing the South African general elections of April 2009, the voting trends and results, this investigation also ponders the future prospects for South Africa. Those elections were the most momentous and important for a democratic Parliament since the “miracle? elections in 1994. Not only the recent elections bring Jacob Zuma to the presidency... more...

  • Choosing to be Freeby Billy Keniston

    Jacana Media 2014; US$ 10.99

    ‘Human beings can choose. They can stand back and look at alternatives. Theoretically, they can choose about anything. They can choose whether to live or to die; they can choose celibacy or promiscuity, voluntary poverty or the pursuit of wealth, ice-cream or jelly.? – Rick Turner Born in Cape Town on 25 September 1941, Rick Turner was one of... more...

  • Politics in Africaby Nana K. Poku; Anna Mdee

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    Democracy, prosperity and self-rule, this was the vision of African independence. This title offers a fresh perspective that makes the continent's problems more understandable, less wretched and hopeful. It shows how many facets of traditional African values endure and that, despite unimaginable hardship, the continent is not a hopeless place. more...

  • Moenie Stres Nie!by Alan Knott-Craig

    Bookstorm 2014; US$ 7.99

    Suid-Afrikaners onthou toe beurtkrag in 2008 die land tot stilstand gebring het. Daar was 'n stormloop vir opwekkers en eiendom in Perth, Australi?. 'n E-pos vanaf Alan Knott-Craig wat Suid-Afrikaners herinner aan die positiewe dinge verbonde aan 'n lewe in Suid-Afrika het soos blits versprei en reaksies van duisende Suid-Afrikaners ontlok.... more...

  • Neopatrimonialism in Africa and Beyondby Daniel C. Bach; Mamoudou Gazibo

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Neopatrimonialism, a system whereby rulers use state resources for personal benefit and to secure the loyalty of clients in the general population, is central to any teaching or conceptualisation of contemporary African politics. This book is a theoretical and comparative study of neopatrimonialism in Africa and across world regions. Although such... more...

  • New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwanby Larry Diamond; Gi-Wook Shin

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach?and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the... more...

  • Australia as an Asia Pacific Regional Powerby Brendan Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    During recent years, in its traditional role as an important Asia-Pacific regional power, Australia has had to cope with a rapidly changing external security environment and a series of new challenges, including a rising China, an increasingly assertive United States, and most notably the Global War against Terror. This book considers the changing... more...

  • Opposition and Democracy in South Africaby Roger Southall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance. more...