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Title:Outside Influence on South Africa: Afrikanerdom in Disarray
Author:Adam, Heribert
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:foreign policy
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
international relations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/160774
Abstract:The expectation of effective sanctions by western interests against South Africa - which has developed into an integral part of the western global economic system - at present remains totally unrealistic, quite apart from the two separate questions as to whether they are desirable and, if so, can be implemented. If external intervention is to have any impact it must be geared precisely to the domestic situation in South Africa. The author analyses the domestic situation in South Africa in assessing strategies propagated by four groups - 1) the labour racists; 2) the orthodox ideologues; 3) the ruling technocrats; and 4) the critical moralists - in order to cope with their different perceptions of crisis, their potential or actual political clout, and their susceptibility to outside influence. Contrary to widespread advocacy, the analysis argues that sanctions are 1) not only hypothetical, but 2), even if implemented, would be unlikely to have much effect on the domestic policies of the South African regime. Notes.