Skip to main content

Thabo Mbeki: The Formation of a Philosopher of Liberation

  • 520 Accesses

Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in IPE book series (PHIPE)

Abstract

This chapter seeks to contribute to efforts in addressing the poverty and glaring gap in the studies of Thabo Mbeki’s political thought and practice. With the relevance and weight of political ideas, Thabo Mbeki has intrigued political activists and also arrested the attention of scholars in Africa and beyond. Mbeki’s political thinking on the world and Africa in particular has been as fascinating as it has been controversial. In their different ways, both the political activists and scholars have invested efforts in locating the true Mbeki that may be concealed behind a multiplicity of fictions, myths and some illusions about the man and his political ideas.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Buying options

Chapter
USD   29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-38922-2_16
  • Chapter length: 19 pages
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
eBook
USD   159.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-38922-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD   209.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD   219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)

References

  • Bernstein, B. 1999. Vertical and Horizontal Discourse: An Essay. British Journal of Sociology of Education 20 (2): 157–173.

    Google Scholar 

  • Bond, Patrick. 2002. Thabo Mbeki and NEPAD: Breaking or Shining the Chains of Global Apartheid. In The Politics and Ideology of the South African President, ed. Sean Jacobs and Richards Calland. Pietermaritzburg: ZED Books.

    Google Scholar 

  • Calland, Richard, and Chris Oxtoby. 2010. In Glaser, D. 2001. Mbeki and After: Reflections and the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Cesaire, A. 1956. Letter to Maurice Thorez. Presence Africaine. Social Text 103, 28 (2): 145–152. Duke University Press.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Dussel, Enrique. 1985. Philosophy of Liberation. New York: Orbis Books.

    Google Scholar 

  • ———. 2013. Agenda for a South-South Philosophical Dialogue. Human Architecture: Journal of Sociology of Self-Knowledge 11 (1) 3: 1–8.

    Google Scholar 

  • Freire, Paulo. 1996. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. London: Penguin Books.

    Google Scholar 

  • Gevisser, Mark. 2009. Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred. Johannesburg/Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers.

    Google Scholar 

  • ———. 2010. Why Is Thabo Mbeki a Nitemare? In Mbeki and After: Reflections on the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki, ed. D. Glaser. Johannesburg: Wits Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Glaser, Darly. 2010. Mbeki and His Legacy: A Critical Introduction. In Mbeki and After: Reflections on the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki, ed. D. Glaser. Johannesburg: Wits Press.

    CrossRef  Google Scholar 

  • Hadland, Adrian, and Jovial Rantao. 1999. The Life and Times of Thabo Mbeki. Rivonia: Zebra Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Jacobs, Sean, and Richard Calland. 2002. Thabo Mbeki’s World: The Politics and Ideology of the South African President. Pietermaritzburg: University of Natal Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Khadiagala, G. M. 2010. Two Moments in African Thought: Ideas in Africa’s International Relations. South African Journal of International Affairs 17 (3): 375 –387.

    Google Scholar 

  • Lodge, Tom. 2002. Politics in South Africa: From Mandela to Mbeki. Bloomington/Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Mamdani, Mamdani. 2016. Foreword. In The Thabo Mbeki I Know, ed. S. Ndlovu and M. Strydom. Johannesburg: Picador Africa.

    Google Scholar 

  • Mangcu, X. 2008. To the Brink: The State of Democracy in South Africa. Scottsville: UKZN Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Marais, Hein. 2002. The Logic of Expediency: Post-Apartheid Shifts in Macroeconomic Policy. In The Politics and Ideology of the South African President, ed. Sean Jacobs and Richards Calland. Pietermaritzburg: ZED Books.

    Google Scholar 

  • Mazrui, A. A. 2003. Towards Re-Africanizing African Universities. Who Killed Intellectualism in Post-Colonial Era? Turkish Journal of International Relations 2 (3 & 4): 135–164.

    Google Scholar 

  • Mbeki, Thabo. 1998a. Great Expectations: From Global Village to Global Neighborhood. In Africa the Time Has Come. Cape Town: Tafelberg.

    Google Scholar 

  • ———. 1998b. I Am an African. In Africa the Time Has Come. Cape Town: Tafelberg.

    Google Scholar 

  • ———. 1998c. South Africa: Two Nations. In Africa the Time Has Come. Cape Town: Tafelberg.

    Google Scholar 

  • ———. 1998d. Stop the Laughter. In Africa the Time Has Come. Cape Town: Tafelberg.

    Google Scholar 

  • ———. 1998e. The Emancipation of Women. In Africa the Time Has Come. Cape Town: Tafelberg.

    Google Scholar 

  • ———. 2002. The African Renaissance: Africans Defining Themselves. In Africa Define Yourself. Cape Town: Tafelberg/Mafube.

    Google Scholar 

  • Mckaiser, Eusebius. 2010. Towards a Common National Identity: Did Mbeki Help or Hinder. In Mbeki and After: Reflections and the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki, ed. D. Glaser. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ndlovu, Sifiso, and Miranda Strydom. 2016. The Thabo Mbeki I Know. Johannesburg: Picador Africa.

    Google Scholar 

  • Netshitenzhe, Joel. 2016. The Thabo Mbeki I Know, ed. M.S. Ndlovu and M. Strydom. Johannesburg: Picardo Africa.

    Google Scholar 

  • Nkrumah, Kwame. 1964. Consciencism: Philosophy and Ideology for Decolonisation and Development with Particular Reference to the African Revolution. London: Heinemann.

    Google Scholar 

  • Roberts, Suresh Ronald. 2007. Fit to Govern: The Native Intelligence of Thabo Mbeki. Johannesburg: STE Publishers.

    Google Scholar 

  • Rodney, W. (1972). How Europe Underdeveloped Africa. London: Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications.

    Google Scholar 

  • Ryklief, Sahra. 2002. Does the Emperor Really Have No Clothes ?: Thabo Mbeki and Ideology. In The Politics and Ideology of the South African President, ed. Sean Jacobs and Richards Calland. Pietermaritzburg: ZED Books.

    Google Scholar 

  • Said, Edward. 1984. Reflections on Exile. Granta 13: 15–72.

    Google Scholar 

  • Tandon, Yash. 2015. Trade Is War: The West’s War Against the World. New York/London: OR Books.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

Copyright information

© 2020 The Author(s)

About this chapter

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Mpofu, W. (2020). Thabo Mbeki: The Formation of a Philosopher of Liberation. In: Oloruntoba, S., Falola, T. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of African Political Economy. Palgrave Handbooks in IPE. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-38922-2_16

Download citation