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The Resource Liberation Movements In Power : Party & State In Southern Africa, Roger Southall

Liberation Movements In Power : Party & State In Southern Africa, Roger Southall

Liberation Movements In Power : Party & State In Southern Africa
Liberation Movements In Power
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Party & State In Southern Africa
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Roger Southall
The liberation movements of Southern Africa arose to combat racism, colonialism and settler capitalism and engaged in armed struggle to establish democracy, but what happens to them once they take power? This book explores the experiences of ZANU-PF in Zimbabwe, SWAPO in Namibia and the ANC in South Africa in government and analyses their evolution into political machines. Southern Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
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Liberation Movements In Power : Party & State In Southern Africa, Roger Southall
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  • Frontcover; Contents; Preface; List of Abbreviations; List of Tables; Introduction. Analysing National Liberation Movements as Governments; Liberation movements and African nationalism; Exclusive nationalism; The dominant party approach; Fanon in southern Africa; NLMs as party machines; 1. Settler Colonialism in Southern Africa; Settler occupation; Colonial capitalism and economic development; Political rigidity and nationalist response; 2. The Evolution of the Liberation Movements; Early currents of protest; The ANC: from elite to mass nationalism
  • Popular struggle and divided nationalism in ZimbabweThe origins of Namibian nationalism and the launch of SWAPO; The stamp of history; 3. The War for Southern Africa; The struggle for Zimbabwe; SWAPO's war in Namibia; War and stalemate in the battle for South Africa; The politics of exile; From liberation struggle to democracy; 4. Contradictions of Victory; The political settlements; Liberation culture and democracy; The retreat from socialism: political transitions and macro-economic policy; From market to meltdown: economic policy in Zimbabwe
  • Life at the margins: macro-economic policy in NamibiaRealism and neo-liberalism: macro-economic policy in South Africa; Constraints and contradictions; 5. Liberation Movements and Elections; Winning transitional elections; SWAPO: establishing electoral dominance in Namibia; The ANC: establishing electoral dominance in South Africa; ZANU-PF: claiming hegemony, imposing domination; NLMs as electoral machines; Level playing fields? NLMs and electoral institutions; SWAPO and the ANC as electoral machines; ZANU-PF as an electoral machine; Dominance, hegemony, and democracy
  • 6. Liberation Movements and the StateLiberation movements and the post-liberation state; Race and transformation: the civil service in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa; The erosion of the autonomy of parliaments; Assaults upon judicial independence: Zimbabwe; The autocratic temptation? Judicial independence in Namibia; Politics and the judiciary under the ANC; The arms deal and the ANC: factional politics and government agencies; Liberation movements and the military; The party-state in southern Africa; 7. Liberation Movements and Society; Liberation movements and trade unions
  • Liberation movements and civil societyLiberation movements and rural governance; Liberation movements and the media: public broadcasting; Liberation movements and the independent media; NLMs in power: machines against society?; 8. Liberation Movements and Economic Transformation; Business-state relations under liberation movement governments; Black economic empowerment (BEE); Land reform; Political stalemate and economic crisis; 9. The Party State, Class Formation, and the Decline of Ideology; Party predation, primitive accumulation, and class formation in Zimbabwe
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