'A Better Life for All': Prefigurative and Strategic Politics in Southern Africa

  title={'A Better Life for All': Prefigurative and Strategic Politics in Southern Africa},
  author={Larry A. Swatuk and Peter C. J. Vale},
  journal={Journal of Social and Political Psychology},
  • L. Swatuk, P. Vale
  • Published 24 May 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Social and Political Psychology
Prefigurative politics is a resurgent concept, seeking to explain a diverse array of social phenomena, from Occupy Wall Street to car-sharing cooperatives. The driving force behind these activities is said to be a combination of dashed hopes for a better post-Cold War world and the widespread negative social impacts of neoliberal globalization. Although located in the Global South, Southern Africa is not immune to these pressures and processes. Indeed, the region is rife with a number of… 
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