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The African National Congress and the regeneration of political power / Susan Booysen.

By: Booysen, Susan.
Publisher: Johannesburg : London : Witwatersrand University Press ; Eurospan [distributor], c2011Description: xix, 515 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781868145423 (pbk.) :; 1868145425 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): African National Congress | Power (Social sciences) -- Africa | Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960- | South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-
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.
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Books Books American University in Dubai American University in Dubai Main Collection HN 780 .Z9 P615 2011 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 5144462

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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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