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Title:Transition in southern Africa, comparative aspects: two lectures
Authors:Melber, HenningISNI
Saunders, ChristopherISNI
Year:2001
ISSN:1104-8417
Issue:10
Pages:28
Language:English
Series:Discussion paper
City of publisher:Uppsala
Publisher:Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
ISBN:917106480X
Geographic terms:South Africa
Namibia
Subjects:democracy
national liberation movements
African National Congress (South Africa)
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External link:http://nai.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:248856
Abstract:In 'From apartheid to democracy in Namibia and South Africa: some comparisons', Christopher Saunders focuses on the formal transitions to democracy in the two countries, and discusses their process and outcome. In both cases there was a negotiated settlement, which led directly to a transfer of power from the former ruling political party, drawing its support largely from the white minority, to the main liberation movement, which the election showed enjoyed majority support. In 'Liberation and democracy in southern Africa: the case of Namibia', Henning Melber explores the relationship between the new government and the previous liberation movement in postcolonial Namibia. He concludes that in Namibia a culture of democracy is in the process of being undermined before it can be internalized with lasting effects.
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