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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:The disenfranchised: perspectives on the history of elections in South Africa
Editor:Mafeje, ArchieISNI
Year:2008
Pages:170
Language:English
Series:Imagined South Africa
City of publisher:Pretoria
Publisher:University of South Africa Press
ISBN:1868884414; 9781868884414
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:elections
right to vote
Blacks
election management bodies
Abstract:The essays in this book by black South African writers provide an alternative view on the recent political history of South Africa. Contents: Introduction by the late Archie Mafeje; Disenfranchisement of black people prior to 1948 by Livingstone Mqotsi; Black initiatives and responses to disenfranchisement by Pallo Jordan; Negotiating South Africa's democracy: a new social contract by Rachidi Molapo; The role of political parties in the electoral and democratic process in South Africa by Joseph Diescho; Women and suffrage in South Africa: a fractured history by Shireen Hassim; Elections and the politics of nationalism, race and ethnicity in South Africa by Xolela Mangcu; Electoral management by Herbert Vilakazi; Ten years of electoral democracy in South Africa: successes and achievements of the electoral commission by Brigalia Bam; and Electoral models and systems in South Africa: strengths and weaknesses by Funiwe Jaiyesimi-Njobe. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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