ANC Decline, Social Mobilization and Political Society: Understanding South Africa's Evolving Political Culture

  title={ANC Decline, Social Mobilization and Political Society: Understanding South Africa's Evolving Political Culture},
  author={T. Reddy},
  pages={185 - 206}
  • T. Reddy
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Politikon
This article examines the evolving political culture in contemporary South Africa. It draws on elite culture, neo-patrimonialism, and revisionist institutionalist perspectives to understand state weaknesses and patterns of politicization confronting South Africa's developing democracy. While it accepts that the democratic political system and its constituent institutions are in place and function formally, a discourse of violence or threats of violence to rival political actors is commonplace… Expand
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