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State-building & Democracy in Southern Africa

State-building & Democracy in Southern Africa

State-building & Democracy in Southern Africa

A comparative study of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe As well as being the title of this book, state-building and democracy in South Africa is an issue gaining increasing relevancy on the African continent. What can South Africa learn from Botswana, arguably Africa's most successful democracy, and Zimbabwe, one of South Africa's closest neighbours? In a refreshing approach to the age-old problem of finding a satisfactory balance between state and society, the author explores these two African cases with the aim of highlighting those factors that appear to ensure a successful transition to democracy.

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  • Format: 146mm x 202mm
  • Pages: 459
  • ISBN 13: 978-07969-1690-7

A comparative study of Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe As well as being the title of this book, state-building and democracy in South Africa is an issue gaining increasing relevancy on the African continent. What can South Africa learn from Botswana, arguably Africa's most successful democracy, and Zimbabwe, one of South Africa's closest neighbours? In a refreshing approach to the age-old problem of finding a satisfactory balance between state and society, the author explores these two African cases with the aim of highlighting those factors that appear to ensure a successful transition to democracy.

Acknowledgements
Preface

PART ONE: General introduction
1. Introduction
2. State-building and conflict in divided societies

PART TWO: Botswana – the strong state and strong society
3. Constructing state and society
4. The dynamics of state-society interaction

PART THREE: Zimbabwe – the weakening state
5. Rhodesia – the contest for hegemony in a divided society
6. Zimbabwe – reconstituting state and society

PART FOUR: South Africa – from apartheid to the autonomous state?
7. The apartheid state and the divided society
8. The contest for hegemony

PART FIVE: Toward sustainable democracy
9. Incentives for sustaining democracy

EPILOGUE

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