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n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - The new South Africa at twenty: Critical perspectives, Peter Vale and Estelle H. Prinsloo (Eds.) : book review

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-6997

Abstract

South Africa's democratic transition in 1994 remains one of the most analysed, lauded and respected political transitions, for numerous reasons, in modern times. The definitive character of the transition, with respect to a number of international and domestic factors, elevated the significance of the process, and ultimately assigned the country a status that was nothing less than the de facto poster-child of the emergent post-Cold War international system. From the largely peaceful nature of the transition process, the emphasis on thorough and effective political dialogue and negotiation, and the arguable extent to which liberal values imbued almost all facets of the country's political, social and economic transition, South Africa emerged as one of the greatest early success stories - which could be used time and time again to validate the dominant international politico-economic ideology of the time.

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2015-01-01
2019-11-22

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