The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

1949  Large
This paper examines the political and socio-economic factors that contributes to and constrains upon democratisation throughout South Africa and the African continent. The emphasis of the research is on the policies and impact of government, business and civil society in relation to capacity to the reduction of prevailing inequality and poverty in communities. The paper also raises issues of community empowerment as a way to promote local, national and regional sustainable development in the African continent.

Product information

Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 72
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2017-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2017-1
Publish Year : 2003

P

ART ONE Perspectives on Democracy in Africa
Democratisation in Africa: the first wave
Democratisation in Africa: the second wave
The way forward
Bibliography

PART TWO Perspectives on Democracy in Southern Africa
Liberation against democracy?
Democracy against liberation?
Towards more meaningful democracy
Bibliography
Professor Roger Southall is a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and was formerly professor of Political Studies, Rhodes University and has also researched in academic institutions and think-tanks in Lesotho, Uganda, the UK and Canada. He has a PhD in West African Studies / Social and Economic History from the University of Birmingham, England and an MA (Econ) degree from the University of Manchester. He has published widely on African and South African politics, and at present is working on Black empowerment in South Africa. He is a co-editor of the HSRCs highly acclaimed State of the Nation volumes, collections of original articles upon South African politics and society, and is General Editor of the Journal of Contemporary African Studies.
Share this

You might also consider these related books

Young  Families

Young Families
Gender, sexuality and care

2356

Young Families: Gender, Sexuality and Care draws together unique and compelling essays about the contexts of early childbearing, a topic that is now taken for granted. It draws on empirical data, multi-level approaches and inter-disciplinary perspectives on the dynamics that underpin young people’s experiences of being pregnant, having a child and caring for the child.

The book explores the contexts in which young families are constituted and shaped along with the kinds of social relationships and communities of care that early childbearing creates (or in some instances destroys). It shows the entanglement of gender, sexuality, race, age and class in the formation of young families and its effects on caring practices.

This book draws together unique and compelling accounts that address a gap in the existing literature on families in South Africa while also providing an understanding of the diversity of young South African families. Young Families will be of interest and of benefit to those in the fields of Women and Gender studies, Anthropology, Education, Sociology, History and Demography.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 256
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2559-6
Publish Year : November 2017
Rights : World Rights
Price R 200.00
Mobilities 9780796925169

Mobilities, ICTs and marginality in Africa
South Africa in comparative perspective

2338
Mobility has become a prominent feature in African societies: populations all over Africa are both mobile and politically and economically marginal. Yet these populations are actively engaged in maintaining social networks across localities. Mobilities, ICTs and marginality in Africa looks at the dramatic changes brought about in socially marginal populations by new ICTs in general and mobile phones in particular.

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 256
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2516-9
Publish Year : March 2016
Rights : World Rights
Price R 280.00
2305  Large

Power-sector reform and regulation in Africa

2305

Power-sector reform and regulation in Africa, Power-sector reform in Ghana, Power-sector reform in Kenya, Power-sector reform Namibia, Power-sector reform in Tanzania, Power-sector reform in Uganda, Power-sector reform in Zambia, electricity regulators in Africa, Joseph Kapika & Anton Eberhard

Product information

Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 216
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2410-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2410-0
Publish Year : 2013<br>Open Access available - July 2013
Rights : World Rights
Price R 250.00
Aquino De Braganca

Independence and Revolution in Portuguese-Speaking Africa
Aquino de Braganca (Selected Articles and Interviews, 1980–1986)

Aquino de Bragança was a close advisor to Samora Machel, former president of Mozambique. Both lost their lives when their plane crashed at Mbuzini in October 1986.

Born in Goa, fluent in French as well as Portuguese, and trained as a scientist, Aquino dedicated his life to the liberation struggles of southern Africa. He was a militant journalist, an academic, a diplomat, and a public intellectual. His skill in sensitive and discreet political negotiation earned him the nickname ‘the submarine’ and he played a key role in Frelimo’s early contacts with the Portuguese, leading eventually to independence in 1975.

Product information

Format : 210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 224
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2433-9
Publish Year : March 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R 270.00