By Donald L. Horowitz
Can a society as deeply divided as South Africa develop into democratic? In a so much well timed paintings, Donald L. Horowitz, writer of the acclaimed Ethnic teams in clash, issues to the stipulations that make democracy an implausible end result in South Africa. while, he identifies how you can conquer those stumbling blocks, and he describes associations that supply structure makers the easiest likelihood for a democratic future.South Africa is mostly thought of an remoted case, a rustic in contrast to the other. Drawing on his broad adventure of racially and ethnically divided societies, in spite of the fact that, Horowitz brings South Africa again into African and comparative politics. event won in Nigeria, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and different divided societies world wide is proper simply because, as South Africa leaves apartheid at the back of, it's going to nonetheless confront difficulties of pluralism: racial, ethnic, and ideological. international locations like South Africa, Horowitz argues, needs to enhance associations able to dealing with such divisions.Reviewing an array of constitutional proposals for South Africa--group rights, consociation, partition, binationalism, and an improved position for the judiciary--Horowitz indicates that the majority are irrelevant for the country's difficulties, in any other case run afoul of a few significant ideological taboo. associations which are either apt and appropriate do exist, even if. those are premised at the have to create incentives for lodging throughout staff strains. within the ultimate bankruptcy, Horowitz makes an immense contribution to the idea of democratization as he considers how commitments to democracy may be extracted even from political teams with undemocratic objectives.Ranging skillfully throughout stories of social distance and stereotypes, electoral and get together platforms, constitutions and judiciaries, clash and lodging, and negotiation and democratization, Horowitz screens a huge comparative imaginative and prescient. His leading edge examine will swap the way in which theorists and practitioners process the duty of constructing democracy paintings in tricky stipulations.
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Extra info for A Democratic South Africa?: Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (Perspectives on Southern Africa, No 46)
Lembede. "34 The statement had implications at two levels. First, it implied that Blacks might have an exclusive or at least prior right to South Africa; perhaps others could stay only on sufferance. Second, it was critical of ANC cooperation with Whites, particularly with White communists, with whom the ANC was working. ANC leaders, in turn, saw the Africanists' thinking as a mirror image of Afrikaner nationalist ideology. To the ANC's declaration in the Freedom Charter of 1955 that "South 32.
118. Page 7 9. A Two-Nationalisms Accommodationist View. South Africa consists of several racial and ethnic groups, but the fundamental struggle is between White (or Afrikaner) and Black (or African) nationalism. Given time, these two nationalisms could accommodate each other and perhaps grow together into a nonracial society. For the time being, however, a binational state is the best that can be hoped for. 14 10. A Consociational View. South Africa is a severely divided society, with both racial and ethnic divisions.
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A Democratic South Africa?: Constitutional Engineering in a Divided Society (Perspectives on Southern Africa, No 46) by Donald L. Horowitz