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Political cultures in democratic South Africa

M. Neocosmos

Political cultures in democratic South Africa

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Published by Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in Uppsala .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy -- South Africa,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Neocosmos, Raymond Suttner & Ian Taylor ; compiled by Henning Melber.
    SeriesDiscussion paper -- 19, Discussion paper (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) -- 19
    ContributionsSuttner, Raymond., Taylor, Ian, 1969-, Melber, Henning.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination52 p. ;
    Number of Pages52
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15528228M
    ISBN 109171064982
    OCLC/WorldCa50841163

    4. National Democratic Revolution. The immediate interests of the overwhelming majority of the South African people lie in the carrying out of fundamental change: a national democratic revolution which will overthrow the colonial state and establish a untied, democratic and nonracial South Africa.


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Political cultures in democratic South Africa. Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet ; Somerset, NJ: Transaction Publishers [distributor], (OCoLC) Online version: Neocosmos, M.

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