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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Racial redress & citizenship in South Africa
Editors:Habib, AdamISNI
Bentley, KristinaISNI
City of publisher:Cape Town
Publisher:HSRC Press
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:affirmative action
race relations
national identity
Abstract:South Africa's democratic experiment is confronted by a central political dilemma: how to advance redress and address historical injustices while building a single national identity? A descriptive overview of the actual implementation of redress suggests that an ethnic nationality has been playing itself out with potentially very negative results for the development of a coherent nationhood. How successful has redress been? Who are its primary beneficiaries and victims? What are its unintended consequences? Could it be organized on alternative foundations? These questions guided the empirical case studies which form the core of the present collective volume. The case studies were carried out in four domains: the public service, the economy, education, and sport. They are preceded by an introductory section comprising two chapters: Racial redress, national identity and citizenship in post-apartheid South Africa (Kristina Bentley and Adam Habib) - Counting on 'race': what the surveys say (and do not say) about 'race' and redress (Steven Friedman and Zimitri Erasmus). The conclusion suggests an alternative framework for redress and citizenship based on a vision of cosmopolitan nationalism (Kristina Bentley and Adam Habib). Authors of case studies: Andries Bezuidenhout, Ivor Chipkin, Linda Chisholm, Ashwin Desai, Geoffrey Modisha, Seán Morrow, Vinothan Naidoo, Mcebisi Ndletyana, Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Diana Sanchez. [ASC Leiden abstract]