Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home Africana Periodical Literature Go to database home

bibliographic database
Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The politics of discontent and social protest in Durban
Authors:Mottiar, Shauna
Bond, PatrickISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies (ISSN 0258-9346)
Volume:39
Issue:3
Pages:309-330
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:protest
social conditions
urban areas
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02589346.2012.746183
Abstract:Social protests in South Africa are frequent, contributing to an average of more than 8000 'Gatherings Act' incidents per year recently, according to the South African Police Service. This paper is focused on discontent and social protest in Durban in 2009-2012, considering emerging trends and tactics within current understandings of social protest in South Africa. It relies mainly on mainstream media articles such as those archived in the Centre for Civil Society Social Protest Observatory. The paper examines various protest activities and protest victories in Durban, arguing that in the light of State failure, protest has been an important mechanism through which Durban citizens have made gains in the struggle for improved socioeconomic conditions. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract]
Views

Cover