South Africa in Transition

New Theoretical Perspectives

  • David R. Howarth
  • Aletta J. Norval

About this book


South Africa in Transition utilises new theoretical perspectives to describe and explain central dimensions of the democratic transition in South Africa during the late 1980s and early 1990s, covering changes in the politics of gender and education, the political discourses of the ANC, NP and the white right, constructions of identity in South Africa's black townships and rural areas, the role of political violence in the transition, and accounts of the democratization process itself.


democracy democratization gender politics socialism violence

Editors and affiliations

  • David R. Howarth
    • 1
  • Aletta J. Norval
    • 2
  1. 1.Staffordshire UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of EssexUK

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