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Electoral Politics in South Africa

Assessing the First Democratic Decade

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Elections & referenda,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Politics - Current Events,
  • Political Process - Elections,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Southern Africa,
  • Political Science / Elections,
  • Elections,
  • Democracy,
  • Political campaigns,
  • South Africa

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJessica Piombo (Editor), Lia Nijzink (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8400666M
    ISBN 101403971234
    ISBN 109781403971234

      Okay, it was an election year, but saw ever more books on South African politics emerge. Shaun de Waal rounds up the most notable of them.   Members of the mission arrived in South Africa on the 7th April and observed events until the 16 th April They will depart from South Africa on 17 th April The Electoral Institute of Southern Africa - EISA EISA is a regional organisation which seeks to strengthen and promote electoralFile Size: KB.

    The South African general election was held for the seats in the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, on 10 March This was for the third Union Parliament. The National Party (NP) won the largest number of seats, but not a t: %. Political parties and the party system that underpins South Africa’s democracy have the potential to build a cohesive and prosperous nation. But in the past few years the ANC’s dominance has strained the system and tested it and its institutions’ : Heather Thuynsma.

      A key feature of South Africa’s political system is the resilience of race politics. Race has been deployed by the majority black ruling party and minority parties alike. Watch the video of Advocate Madonsela’s speech at the launch of the book. Book review, Journal for Contemporary History, Volume , June African Accountability: What Works and What Doesn’t?, a book edited by Steven Gruzd and Yarik Turianskyi, is a story about the struggle for democracy in Africa.


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'Electoral Politics in South Africa is an excellent guide to the highs and lows of South Africa's first decade of democracy. Piombo and Nijzink have assembled an outstanding cast of writers whose essays illuminate not just the election but highlight how the nation has grappled with the transition from apartheid to multi-party : Hardcover.

'Electoral Politics in South Africa is an excellent guide to the highs and lows of South Africa's first decade of democracy. Piombo and Nijzink have assembled an outstanding cast of writers whose essays illuminate not just the election but highlight how the nation has grappled with the transition from apartheid to multi-party democracy.

Electoral Politics in South Africa serves as an essential sourcebook for information on the elections, the parties and their campaigns and as an authoritative contribution to careful electoral process analysis.

The book speaks to a broad range of topics, all linked through the electoral theme, which get to the heart of many issues in contemporary South African politics. 'An invaluable and lively collection of essays on South Africa's electoral politics by the leading authorities in the field. Essential reading for all those interested in the 'New' South Africa.' - Anthony Butler, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa'Electoral Politics in South Africa is an excellent guide to the highs and lows of South Africa's first decade of democracy.

Summary: This volume brings together contributions and diverse opinions from leading and emerging South African and international scholars to assess the quality of democracy and the electoral process in South Africa over the past ten years, with particular emphasis on the elections.

altered the landscape of South African electoral politics. In the opening chapter of this volume, Friedman analyzes the state of South African democracy, its strengths and weaknesses, articulating an argument about the role of identity politics in the process of democratic consolidation.

Electoral Politics in Africa since - by Jaimie Bleck November Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Electoral Politics in Africa since Jaimie Bleck, Nicolas van de Walle; Online ISBN: Author: Jaimie Bleck, Nicolas van de Walle.

South Africa’s electoral system; National and provincial elections. In South Africa we use a PR system to vote for parliament and provincial legislatures. Parliament has seats and each of the nine provincial legislatures has between 30 and 90 seats depending on the number of. South Africa's national and provincial elections take place every five years.

Voters vote for a political party, not individuals. The political party then gets a share of seats in Parliament in direct proportion to the number of votes it got in the election.

Each party then decides on members to fill the seats it has won. In South Africa, voters do not vote for individual members of the national or provincial legislatures. At the national and provincial level, we vote for political parties, not individual MPs. Since the end of apartheid in the African National Congress (ANC) has dominated South Africa's politics.

The ANC is the ruling party in the national legislature, as well as in eight of the nine provinces (Western Cape is governed by the Democratic Alliance).The ANC received % of the vote during the general had received % of the popular vote in the municipal.

The book?s collection of research and analyses aims to close a substantial gap in systematic analyses of local politics, elections and government in South Africa.

This book?s 20 authors represent the perspectives of many of South Africa?s most accomplished scholars. The collective project sheds valuable light on?the local, the heart of politics in South Africa?. The details of modern South African politics were shaped by the bargaining that accompanied the constitutional settlement.

The integrity of South African elections is also the legacy of the procedural routines that governed white party politics between and Subtitled “Blood and Bad Dreams: A South African Explores the Madness in His Country, His Tribe and Himself”, this book was a bestseller in South Africa and elsewhere when it came out in By a member of one of Afrikanerdom’s leading apartheid families, it goes into the heart of darkness of a country in turmoil.

HOW THE SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTORAL SYSTEM WAS NEGOTIATED By Tom Lodge Professor Tom Lodge is Head of the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, P O WitsJohannesburg, South Africa Tel: +27 ; Fax: +27 ; e-mail: [email protected] SOUTH AFRICA’S ELECTORAL SYSTEMCited by: 4.

democratization in Africa. Participatory politics grew in the s and s, as the percentage of African countries holding democratic elections increased from 7 to 40 percent and inFreedom House classified eighteen countries on the continent as electoral. Popular South Africa Political Scene Books Showing of 32 Winnie Mandela: A Life (Paperback) by.

Anné Mariè du Preez Bezdrob (shelved 1 time as south-africa-political-scene) avg rating — ratings — published Want to Read saving Want to Read. POLITICAL PARTIES. There is no shortage of political parties in South Africa. However, only a small number of parties have real influence and power.

Indeed, since the overthrow of apartheid and the introduction of universal sufferage, one political party has utterly dominated South African politics and power: the African National Congress (ANC). South Africa: Politics, Economy, and U.S. Relations Congressional Research Service Summary South Africa is a multi-racial, majority black southern African country of nearly 52 million.

It held its first universal suffrage elections inafter a transition from white minority rule underCited by: 2. These new electoral divisions were first filled at by-elections on 31 August The governing National Party won all the seats, which were additional to the Turnout: %.'In this innovative and elegantly written book, Lisa Mueller brings class analysis back to the study of African politics.

Based on sophisticated quantitative methods and extensive fieldwork, often in under-studied countries, she weaves together a new model of protest that distinguishes the motivations and actions of protest organizers and by: 3.In effect, one might ask whether multiparty elections are helping or hurting Africa's emerging democracies.

This is where Lindberg's (a) book titled: Democracy and Elections in Africa .