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Author Booysen, Susan, author.

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

Publication Info. Johannesburg : Wits University Press, [2011]


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 515 pages) : illustrations, charts, figures, tables
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Series BiblioLabs, LLC. Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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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.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language In English.
Subject African National Congress.
African National Congress. (OCoLC)fst00549188
Power (Social sciences) -- Africa.
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Power (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst01074219
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
Chronological Term Since 1960
Indexed Term Political Science
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Booysen, Susan. African National Congress and the regeneration of political power. Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2011 9781868145423
ISBN 9781868145539 (electronic bk.)
1868145530 (electronic bk.)
9781776141661 (electronic bk.)
1776141660 (electronic bk.)
9781868147816 (electronic bk.)
1868147819 (electronic bk.)
9781868145423 (pbk.)
1868145425 (pbk.)
Standard No. CHNEW 000950646
CHVBK 483517089
DEBBG BV044058497
GBVCP 896604675

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