It offers an absorbing analysis of the evolution of the party system and party campaigns; tracks changes in public opinion and voter motivations; assesses the political implications of socio-economic change; depicts the evolution of parliament and the electoral system; probes the often tense relationship between media and government; and analyses the institutionalisation of the Independent Electoral Commission.
Electoral Politics in South Africa serves as an essential sourcebook for information on the elections, the parties and their campaigns and as an authoritative contribution to careful electoral process analysis.
Co-published with Palgrave Macmillan - ISBN 1-4039-7123-4
Part 1 A Decade of Democracy
- A Voice for Some: South Africas Ten Years of Democracy
- Two The Electoral Implications of Social and Economic Change since 1994
- Voter Information, Government Evaluations, and Party Images in the First Democratic Decade
- Parliament and the Electoral System: How Are South Africans Being Represented?
Lia Nijzink and Jessica Piombo
- Five Electoral Administration: Achievements and Continuing Challenges
Part 2 The Party Campaigns
- The African National Congress: There Is No Party Like It; Ayikho Efana Nayo
- The Democratic Alliance: Progress and Pitfalls
- The Inkatha Freedom Party: Between the Impossible and the Ineffective
- The New National Party: The End of the Road
- Struggling to Represent the Left: The Pan Africanist Congress, the Azanian Peoples Organization, and the Independent Democrats
- The Smallest Parties: The ACDP, UCDP, FF, MF, and UDM
Sanusha Naidu and Mbogeni Manqele
Part 3 Results and Assessment
- Media Coverage in Election 2004:Were Some Parties More Equal Than Others?
- The Results of Election 2004: Looking Back, Stepping Forward