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An Ordinary Country: Issues in the Transition from Apartheid to Democracy in South Africa

@inproceedings{Alexander2002AnOC,
  title={An Ordinary Country: Issues in the Transition from Apartheid to Democracy in South Africa},
  author={N. Alexander},
  year={2002}
}
Disputing the notion of a 'miracle' transition in South Africa, the author argues that the new South Africa had to happen as it did because of the socio-historical make-up of the country and the leading players involved.He identifies and explains some of the turning points at which critical choices were made by local and international forces. Alexander, a former leading political activist and commentator who spent time on Robben Island, goes beyond what he calls 'the effervescence of… Expand
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