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The Resource Negotiating justice : a new constitution for South Africa, edited by Mervyn Bennun and Malyn D.D. Newitt

Negotiating justice : a new constitution for South Africa, edited by Mervyn Bennun and Malyn D.D. Newitt

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Negotiating justice : a new constitution for South Africa
Title
Negotiating justice
Title remainder
a new constitution for South Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mervyn Bennun and Malyn D.D. Newitt
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between February 1990 when the South African president, F.W. De Klerk, released Nelson Mandela from prison and legalised the ANC, and April 1994 when the first democratic elections were held, South Africa experienced revolutionary changes. This book investigates some of the problems that came to the fore during this 'interregnum' and seeks to explain how a peaceful transition was eventually achieved. Ordinary South Africans as well as those entrusted with building the new state were forced to consider questions of profound importance - human rights and land reform, the future of the Homelands and the validity of the democratic process. The book focuses on these issues and on the interplay of forces of stability and instability in a period that saw the spread of communal violence on a horrific scale such that many prophesied the outbreak of civil war. It offers a way of understanding this violence by looking at the way it served the perceived interests of traditional apartheid and the objectives of the whites in the 'decolonisation' period. The book also explores the way in which De Klerk's National Party changed from support for Inkatha and the idea of Federalism to an alliance of convenience with the ANC which made the elections of April 1994 possible. The historical dimension of the new constitution is examined and the way in which the concept of democracy was negotiated. The book also focuses on the National Peace Accord and the attempt to create institutions to defuse the communal violence - the first time in the modern history of South Africa that an attempt was made to create institutions to serve the needs of the population as a whole. Other chapters examine the issue of a Bill of Rights and land reform. A close look at the experience of India since its independence throws light on what can and cannot be achieved through a formal Bill of Rights, and the options facing the new government in achieving stability in this area are realistically appraised
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FU
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1911
LC item number
.N43 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bennun, Mervyn
  • Newitt, M. D. D
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  • Constitutional history
  • Decolonization
  • South Africa
  • Constitutional history
  • Decolonization
  • Politics and government
  • South Africa
  • Verfassung
  • Demokratisierung
  • Politik
  • Entkolonialisierung
  • Geschichte
  • South Africa
  • Südafrika <Staat>
Label
Negotiating justice : a new constitution for South Africa, edited by Mervyn Bennun and Malyn D.D. Newitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33934074
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780859894593
Lccn
96140518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
System control number
(OCoLC)33934074
Label
Negotiating justice : a new constitution for South Africa, edited by Mervyn Bennun and Malyn D.D. Newitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33934074
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780859894593
Lccn
96140518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)33934074

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