By Donald L. Horowitz
Can a society as deeply divided as South Africa turn into democratic? In a such a lot well timed paintings, Donald L. Horowitz, writer of the acclaimed Ethnic teams in clash, issues to the stipulations that make democracy an out of this world final result in South Africa. even as, he identifies how you can conquer those stumbling blocks, and he describes associations that supply structure makers the easiest likelihood for a democratic future.South Africa is usually thought of an remoted case, a rustic not like the other. Drawing on his vast event of racially and ethnically divided societies, despite the fact that, Horowitz brings South Africa again into African and comparative politics. event won in Nigeria, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and different divided societies worldwide is suitable simply because, as South Africa leaves apartheid at the back of, it's going to nonetheless confront difficulties of pluralism: racial, ethnic, and ideological. nations like South Africa, Horowitz argues, needs to boost associations in a position to dealing with such divisions.Reviewing an array of constitutional proposals for South Africa--group rights, consociation, partition, binationalism, and an greater function for the judiciary--Horowitz indicates that almost all are beside the point for the country's difficulties, in any other case run afoul of a few significant ideological taboo. associations which are either apt and applicable do exist, in spite of the fact that. those are premised at the have to create incentives for lodging throughout team strains. within the ultimate bankruptcy, Horowitz makes an enormous contribution to the speculation of democratization as he considers how commitments to democracy could be extracted even from political teams with undemocratic objectives.Ranging skillfully throughout reports of social distance and stereotypes, electoral and get together platforms, constitutions and judiciaries, clash and lodging, and negotiation and democratization, Horowitz screens a vast comparative imaginative and prescient. His cutting edge learn will swap the best way theorists and practitioners process the duty of creating democracy paintings in tough stipulations.
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Extra info for A Democratic South Africa?: Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (Perspectives on Southern Africa, No 46)
Policy toward Southern Africa (1981; reprinted with a new preface, 1986) 30. The Revolt of the Hereros, by Jon M. Bridgman (1981) 31. The White Tribe of Africa: South Africa in Perspective, by David Harrison (1982) 32. The House of Phalo: A History of the Xhosa People in the Days of Their Independence, by J. B. Peires (1982) 33. Soldiers without Politics: Blacks in the South African Armed Forces, by Kenneth W. Grundy (1983) 34. Education, Race, and Social Change in South Africa, by John A. Marcum (1982) 35.
25. See Gwendolen M. Carter, The Politics of Inequality: South Africa since 1948, 2d ed. (New York: Praeger, 1959), pp. 2738. 26. See Milton J. Esman, "Ethnic Politics and Economic Power," Comparative Politics 19, no. 4 (July 1987): 395418, at 40610. 27. Giliomee, "The Growth of Afrikaner Identity," p. 115. Page 11 segregation. In the 1950s, the government put in place a network of statutes to separate the races spatially and socially. The Population Registration Act (1950) assigned every person to a racial category.
Ashley, with her customary dispatch and consummate skill. This book could never have been produced without her. At the University of California Press, Richard Holway and William McClung were unsparing in encouragement, and Mary Pasti managed superbly the tricky task of editing the manuscript meticulously yet indulgently. Marilyn Schwartz and Pamela MacFarland facilitated the publication process at every point. So supportive a press has made everything easier. Portions of the book were presented as the Maurice Webb Memorial Lectures at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg and Durban.
A Democratic South Africa?: Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (Perspectives on Southern Africa, No 46) by Donald L. Horowitz