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Twelve Perspectives on the Transition (The Washington Papers)

By Helen Kitchen (Edited by), J.Coleman Kitchen (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 224 pages
Other Information: index
Published In: United States, 30 October 1994
Following the format of the first volume "South Africa: In Transition to What?" (1988), each of the chapters in this new volume focuses on a segment of the jigsaw puzzle from which South Africa's future will be assembled and is datelined to emphasise how the situation, event, or issue being addressed appeared through a particular set of lenses at a particular time. This collection seeks to impress upon readers (especially Americans) that the shape of the post-apartheid South Africa now emerging is being determined primarily by internal factors. "Eminent Persons" interlocutors, distinguished advisory committees, economic and diplomatic sanctions, and other externally devised initiatives affected, but could not mandate how South Africa's long-fractured society would find its way. The contributors to this volume come from a range of geographical and professional bases, but share one important qualification: residence or repeated physical presence in South Africa.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Helen Kitchen Contributors to this Volume Why Racial Reconciliation Is Possible in South Africa by Steven McDonald The Botha Era: An End or a Beginning? by Brian Pottinger The ANC: From Symbol to Political Party by Marina Ottaway Pretoria's Nuclear Diplomacy by Robert S. Jaster The South African Military Reassesses Its Priorities by Robert S. Jaster The SADF Revisited by Herbert M. Howe Reconstructing Education for a New South Africa by Bruce McKenney Why South Africa's Transition Is Unique by Frederik van Zyl Slabbert The March 1992 Referendum by Marina Ottaway Is Democracy Achievable in Russia and/or South Africa? by Patti Waldmeir Post-apartheid South Africa: Steps Taken, the Path Ahead by Witney W. Schneidman Southern Africa in the Year 2000: An Optimistic Scenario by Millard W. Arnold Index

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Following the format of the first volume of South Africa: In Transition to What? (1988), each of the chapters in this second volume focuses on a specific segment of the jigsaw puzzle from which South Africa's future will be assembled, and is datelined to emphasize how the situation, event, or issue being addressed appeared through a particular set of lenses at a particular time in what is likely to be a prolonged transition.

About the Author

HELEN KITCHEN is Director of the African Studies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. J. COLEMAN KITCHEN is a fellow of the African Studies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

EAN: 9780275950873
ISBN: 0275950875
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Dimensions: 23.42 x 15.42 x 1.68 centimetres (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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