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Author Booysen, Susan, author

Title The African National Congress and the regeneration of political power / Susan Booysen
Published Johannesburg : Wits University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 515 pages) : illustrations, charts, figures, tables
Series BiblioLabs, LLC. Books
Contents Introduction : ANC pathways to claiming, consolidating and regenerating political power -- Aluta continua, from Polokwane to Mangaung -- The ANC and its pillars of people's power -- Power through the ballot and the brick -- Participation and power through co-operation, complicity, co-optation -- Power through elections: serial declines, but the centre holds -- Floor-crossing and entrenchment of ANC electoral supremacy -- Subjugation and demise of the (new) National Party -- Countered and cowered Congress of the People (Cope) -- State institutions as site of struggle in ANC wars -- Between centralisation and centralism : the Presidency of South Africa -- Policy, pursuit of the 'turn to the left' and the paradox of continuity -- ANC at a critical conjuncture : movement, people, elections, governance
Summary The ANC is a party-movement that draws on its liberation credentials yet is conflicted by a multitude of weaknesses, factions and internal succession battles. Booysen constructs her analysis around the ANC's four faces of political power - organisation, people, political parties and elections, and policy and government - and explores how, since 1994, it has acted to continuously regenerate its power
Analysis Political Science
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
In English
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Subject African National Congress
African National Congress.
Power (Social sciences) -- Africa
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Politics and government.
Power (Social sciences)
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-
South Africa.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011478764
ISBN 9781868145539 (electronic bk.)
1868145530 (electronic bk.)
9781776141661 (electronic bk.)
1776141660 (electronic bk.)
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