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Alternatives for electoral reform in Kenya: Lessons from southern Africa
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
Kenya's political meltdown in the aftermath of the contentious 2007 elections tested the solidity and sturdiness of regional mechanisms tasked with conflict resolution in East Africa. Despite years of elaborate attempts to build diverse institutions for early warning, conflict prevention and management within the rubric of the East African Community (EAC) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Eastern Africa was unprepared for the civil conflict that engulfed its leading member state. Instead, the more distant African Union (AU) launched a mediation ini...
From liberation movement to party machine? The ANC in South Africa
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
This article contributes to a growing literature on the character of leadership, democracy and governance espoused by post-liberation governments, focusing on the African National Congress (ANC) as a political party. The article provides a brief overview of the two most common approaches to analysing the ANC’s transition from a national liberation movement to a political party in an electoral democracy, the dominant party approach and what is termed the Fanonesque perspective. Neither is found to be wholly satisfactory, for largely the same reason – their tenden...
Ten Propositions About Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa.
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By ROAPE in English language
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) has become one of the most high profile strategies of African National Congress (ANC) government. Yet BEE has also become highly controversial, critics arguing variously that it serves as a block to foreign investment, encourages a re-racialisation of the political economy, and promotes the growth of a small but remarkably wealthy politically-connected 'empowerment' elite. There is considerable substance to such analyses. However, they miss the point that BEE policies constitute a logical unfolding of strategy which is dictated by ...
The black middle class and democracy in South Africa
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
Against the background of celebrations about the rise of a middle class in Africa and its widely posited role in promoting democracy, this paper explores the politics of the black middle class in South Africa. It does so by examining three propositions: first, that the black middle class was a positive force in the struggle for liberation and democracy; second, that post-1994 strategies of the African National Congress (ANC) government which have benefited it secure its political alignment with the ANC's ‘party-state’; and third, that its growth...
The coming crisis of Zuma's ANC: the party state confronts fiscal crisis
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
Les dépenses croissantes du gouvernement menacent de dépasser la capacité du gouvernement sud-africain à payer. Ce danger est simplement un symptôme et un défi liés aux caractéristiques prédatrices de « l’État-parti » érigé par l'African National Congress (ANC) au pouvoir, notamment comme elles sont montrées sous la présidence de Jacob Zuma. Le gouvernement ANC cherche de plus en plus un filon pétrolier ou gazier afin d’éviter un déséquilibre fiscal, tandis que Zuma lui-même se lance dans le développement de l’énergie nucléaire, ce qui me...
The coming crisis of Zuma's ANC: the party state confronts fiscal crisis
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
Les dépenses croissantes du gouvernement menacent de dépasser la capacité du gouvernement sud-africain à payer. Ce danger est simplement un symptôme et un défi liés aux caractéristiques prédatrices de « l’État-parti » érigé par l'African National Congress (ANC) au pouvoir, notamment comme elles sont montrées sous la présidence de Jacob Zuma. Le gouvernement ANC cherche de plus en plus un filon pétrolier ou gazier afin d’éviter un déséquilibre fiscal, tandis que Zuma lui-même se lance dans le développement de l’énergie nucléaire, ce qui me...
Ten Propositions About Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa.
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By ROAPE in English language
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) has become one of the most high profile strategies of African National Congress (ANC) government. Yet BEE has also become highly controversial, critics arguing variously that it serves as a block to foreign investment, encourages a re-racialisation of the political economy, and promotes the growth of a small but remarkably wealthy politically-connected 'empowerment' elite. There is considerable substance to such analyses. However, they miss the point that BEE policies constitute a logical unfolding of strategy which is dictated by ...
The black middle class and democracy in South Africa
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Cambridge University Press in English language
Against the background of celebrations about the rise of a middle class in Africa and its widely posited role in promoting democracy, this paper explores the politics of the black middle class in South Africa. It does so by examining three propositions: first, that the black middle class was a positive force in the struggle for liberation and democracy; second, that post-1994 strategies of the African National Congress (ANC) government which have benefited it secure its political alignment with the ANC's ‘party-state’; and third, that its growth...
Understanding the 'Zuma tsunami'
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Taylor & Francis Group in English language
Jacob Zuma's defeat of Thabo Mbeki's bid to serve a third term as the president of the African National Congress (ANC) at the party's 52nd National Conference in Polokwane in December 2007 provoked a torrent of analysis. In large part, this was because Zuma himself was a highly controversial and contradictory figure. On the one hand, the ANC's new president was at the time having to fight against myriad charges of corruption through the courts; on the other, although highly patriarchal and conservative, he had earned the backing of...
Zuma: party leadership as electoral liability
Journal article, Created By Southall, Roger and Published By Taylor & Francis in English language