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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.

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

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ART ONE Perspectives on Democracy in Africa
Democratisation in Africa: the first wave
Democratisation in Africa: the second wave
The way forward
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PART TWO Perspectives on Democracy in Southern Africa
Liberation against democracy?
Democracy against liberation?
Towards more meaningful democracy
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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.
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