Political legitimacy in South Africa

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Published by "Study Group South Africa" in the Protestant Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, in association with SACC in Heidelberg .

Written in English

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Places:

  • South Africa,
  • South Africa.

Subjects:

  • Legitimacy of governments -- South Africa.,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1978-,
  • South Africa -- Race relations.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementChristine Lienemann-Perrin, Wolfgang Lienemann (eds.)
ContributionsLienemann-Perrin, Christine., Lienemann, Wolfgang, 1944-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJQ1911 .P6513 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination250 p. ;
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1588664M
ISBN 100620137827
LC Control Number91117223

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Michael Williams. 24 February An examination is made of various aspects of justice and legitimacy in the transition from authoritarianism to democracy in South Africa. The major part of the chapter discusses the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

The different sections of the chapter are: Introduction; Race, Nationalism, and Political Violence – a discussion of the causes of the massive levels of political.

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May 16,  · Legitimacy lurks in much political science writing but””like an invisible life force””is rarely scrutinized. What is this elusive thing. Can it be reduced to something else that political scientists are more familiar with dissecting and measuring.

And what might this imply for real political choices. Bruce Gilley’s The Right to Rule: How States Win and Lose Legitimacy is a fusion of. South Africa is home to a number of political dissidents who have organised in South Africa and been instrumental in shedding light on the plight of those in their countries of origin.

I test these propositions in the context of South Africa, a state that was viewed as illegitimate by the majority of individuals until very recently.

Using Afrobarometer data, I find strong support for my contention that the provision of political goods is a key determinant of legitimacy attitudes. The global neoliberal economic and political order impregnated the emergence of democracy in South Africa.

One of the hallmarks of this order is that the capacity of the state to transform society Author: Stephen Agyepong. Books shelved as south-africa-political-scene: Winnie Mandela: A Life by Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob, The First President: A Life of John L. Dube, Foundi.

African Political Elites looks at the five African countries that acted as the vanguards in creating the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) initiative: Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Egypt and Algeria. The leadership structures, trends in political democratisation, and prospects.

My focus in this thesis is the legitimacy of the ANC government in South Africa. Legitimacy stems from the beliefs of the people, but must have institutions to be expressed.

In South Africa this happens through the political parties and other political institutions like social movements. I will look at. The s held the potential for political and social reform in South Africa with the promise of | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate Responding to the Legitimacy.

Political Legitimacy in Middle Africa looks closely at elements of African moral and political thought and offers a nuanced assessment of whether democracy might flourish were it. Liberties in South Africa 95, () ("Dugard, Last Years"). So, too, Charles Dlamini, a prominent African legal scholar, has written: "The legitimacy crisis in South Africa has largely stemmed from the fact that black people have not felt that the law that is applicable to them is made by them and for them."Cited by: How have ethnic identities assisted or hindered the political processes in post-colonial Africa.

October Alex Thomas, An Introduction to African Politics, Chapter 5, ‘Social Class’pages October Alex Thomas, An Introduction to African Politics, Chapter 5 ‘Case Study of Botswana’ pages May 23,  · Chieftaincy in South Africa after apartheid has been important but controversial.

As J. Michael Williams, an associate professor of political science at the University of San Diego, has delineated in Chieftaincy, the State, and Democracy, it has adapted to the prevailing norms of public hamptonsbeachouse.com book helps its readers understand many nuances of this adaptation, including the Author: Stephen Agyepong.

The meaning and measure of state legitimacy: Results for 72 countries BRUCE GILLEY Princeton University, New Jersey, USA Abstract. This article presents a quantitative measurement of the political legitimacy of states in the late s and early s for 72 states containing billion people, or 83 per cent of the world’s population.

Mar 01,  · Click Here for: Outline for Book Critique In J. Michael Williams’ Chieftaincy, the State, and Democracy: Political Legitimacy in Post-Apartheid South Africa, the relationship between the new South Africa’s sources of mixed authority is examined through field research conducted in rural areas in KwaZulu-Natal around the turn of the Millennium.

Williams tells of an ongoing struggle in South. Realising Democracy and Legitimacy in Southern Africa by Kenneth Good. Namibia and South Africa. It considers positive and negative examples of accountable, open and ethical government and the arguments that are presented to explain the distinctions, which have emerged between Botswana and its neighbours.

Book Preview. Currency. Oct 22,  · It questions the party’s legitimacy and commitment to a non-racist South Africa. The resignations, intra-party social media attacks, and open letters are all products of the black socially Author: Khwezi Mabasa.

Nov 08,  · Based on the electoral trends outlined in part one of this book, there would likely be only three potentially realistic outcomes. degree of legitimacy. South Africa may in fact feature a grand. Oct 23,  · Legitimacy is actually present where the society recognizes it, and the traditional institutions play this role.

Adding them to the political sphere, could give a bigger meaning to governance and effectiveness of the state in Africa. (forgive my english mistakes, im not native). This is linked to how processes of both deindustrialization and financialization have curtailed South Africa’s ability to expand employment, grow wages, and lift people out of poverty.

The deeply unequal legacy of apartheid among other factors in South Africa’s political economy make these processes particularly brutal.

I test this theory in the context of South Africa for three reasons. First, the state in South Africa was considered illegitimate by most South Africans until very recently.

In fact, it was not until the transition to majority rule that the state could boast of having legitimacy in any real sense of the word. emphasized as key factors in the determination of future economic assistance for Africa. The Development Advisory Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is on record in support of "participatory development," which includes democratization, improved governance, and human rights.

Twenty Years of South African Democracy Executive Summary After 20 years of democracy, South Africans celebrate that human rights have been realized and that society is transforming.

While there is strong disappointment with the government and its leaders. Jan 27,  · Shiite clerics have always played an active and essential role in Iranian public affairs. Safavid shahs () found them extremely useful in proselytizing Persians from Sunnism into Shiism.

They also extended political legitimacy to Qajar shahs during most of the 19th century. South Africa Table of Contents. Although change was evident at all levels of society as South Africa began to dismantle apartheid during the s, particularly dramatic changes were occurring in the country's political and social leadership.

Legitimacy, Justice, and the Future of Africa By J. Peter Pham Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Development in Africa edited by Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Philip J.

McConnaughay. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. Injust as the countries of Africa were acquiring their independence, a junior Washington.

Jul 01,  · State police forces in Africa are a curiously neglected subject of study, even within the framework of security issues and African states.

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The book not only shows the limits of liberal and realist theories of international relations, but also demonstrates how aspects of these theories can be integrated with insights derived from a constructivist perspective that takes culture and legitimacy seriously.

The author finds that cultural contests over the terms of political. South Africa: Between leadership, trust and technocrats. Politics, state and society in South Africa: Between leadership, trust and technocrats of expressing their political agency.

Large numbers of South Africans have been part of this insurrectionary behaviour for much longer than the onset of a global food, fuel and finance crisis.

Jul 01,  · Pierre Englebert’s State Legitimacy and Development in Africa: The only book here that employs quantitative methods, Englebert shows that state legitimacy has played a major and negative role in the political and economic development of modern Africa/5.

South Africa is a country of almost 50m people, rebuilding itself. It has serious challenges with crime, and corruption, but it is doing much better than any other country in Africa.

Like so many African countries, it is extremely rich in natural resources; as we flew into Johannesburg, the South African in the seat beside me pointed out the point in the high veld where at least 80% of the.The book deserves a wide readership in both area studies and social, political and cultural theory.’ - Bjørn Thomassen, Roskilde University, Denmark 'Power, Legitimacy and the Public Sphere is a remarkable study of performative practice and political transformation in a non-Western context.

Amin Sharifi Isaloo provides an interdisciplinary.A bleak picture emerges from today’s Africa. One glaring aspect is the material deprivation suffered by most Africans: the situation has degenerated to outright destitution because of steep economic decline across the continent in the past decade or so.

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