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Apartheid's Last Stand: The Rise and Fall of the South African Security State
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Apartheid's Last Stand: The Rise and Fall of the South African Security State (Paperback)

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Apartheid's Last Stand is an original study which sets out to demonstrate how and why the apartheid state was neither able to maintain white dominance of the political system nor capable of reforming itself. The book's central argument is that the South African government consciously developed and introduced a programme of limited reforms in accordance with the guiding principles of counter-revolutionary strategy and the so-called 'liberal' vision of apartheid. Rejected by the majority of South Africans, President P.W. Botha nonetheless doggedly pursued state-managed reform through the imposition of stringent security measures to combat dissent at home and isolation abroad. The ensuing stalemate between South African government and the forces of revolution was only overcome with the ousting of military influence in South Africa and the ending of the Cold War. These circumstances laid the foundation for the reconciliation between Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk, giving birth to a new democratic South Africa.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentCentral governmentCentral government policiesHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesConstitution: government & the state Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 28/02/1996 ISBN-13: 9780333732397  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 28/02/1996.  

CHRIS ALDEN is Lecturer in International Relations, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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