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South Africa, Settler Colonialism and the Failures of Liberal Democracy

Thiven Reddy
Format
Book
Published
London : Zed Books ; Uppsala, Sweden : Nordic Africa Institute, [2015]
Language
English
Series
Africa Now
Africa Now (Zed Books)
ISBN
1783602236, 9781783602230, 9781783602247, 1783602244, 9781783602261 (epub), 9781783602278 (mobi)
Summary
Thiven Reddy shows how conventional approaches to understanding democratization have failed to capture the complexities of South Africa's post-Apartheid transition. Rather, as a product of imperial expansion, the South African state, capitalism and citizen identities have been uniquely shaped by a particular mode of domination, namely settler colonialism. An important work that sheds light on the nature of modernity, democracy and the complex politics of contemporary South Africa.
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Modernity: civil society, political society and the vulnerable
  • The limits of the conventional paradigm, modernity and South African democracy
  • The Fanonian paradigm, settler colonialism and South African democracy
  • The colonial state and settler-colonial modernism
  • Nationalism, ANC and domination without hegemony
  • Elites, masses and democratic change
  • Crisis of the national modern: democracy, the state and ANC dominance
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index.
Description
vi, 216 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-205) and index.
Technical Details
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