n Journal of African Elections - Contemporary South Africa, Anthony Butler : book review

Volume 3, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1609-4700



Extracted from text ... 175 VOLUME 3 NO 2 REVIEW Contemporary South Africa Anthony Butler Palgrave-Macmillan Contemporary South Africa is a useful and informative reference work on the current geo-political, economic and social make-up of South Africa. Published in 2004, the book is both topical and relatively current in its discourse, examining, through the contextual lens of historical perspective, some of the burning issues in South Africa, including socio-economic development, racial and gender transformation and the HIV / AIDS pandemic. The author examines the historical context which gave rise to the constitutionally entrenched system of apartheid and the consequences of this policy, and ..

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