Black Political Thought in the Making of South African Democracy

Black Political Thought in the Making of South African Democracy

C.R.D. Halisi, Richard Sklar
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/22/2000
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-33589-0
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... a comprehensive analytical survey of the multidimensional evolution of black political thought in South Africa's politicization process." —Choice

Many citizens experience a sense of reluctance to share a single national identity with all of those who are defined by law to be their compatriots. This problem can be explained and surmounted, but it cannot be evaded by those who aspire to build a stable democracy in South Africa." —Richard L. Sklar, from the Foreword

What will it mean to be a citizen in the new South Africa? This penetrating study analyzes the issues of dual citizenship, black consciousness, populism, racial proletarianization and their interaction with various political ideologies. Halisi's analysis has practical implications for the development of political identity in the new South Africa.

Author Bio

C.R.D. Halisi is currently a commissioned scholar with the project on the Public Influences of African-American Churches. He is also engaged in research on citizenship and political development in South Africa.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Nationality and Race

Chapter 2: Racial Proletarianization: Movements in the Evolution of A Concept

Chapter 3: Liberalism, Populism, and Socialism

Chapter 4: A New Left Battles Apartheid

Chapter 5: The Black Republican Synthesis

Chapter 6: An Enduring Duality