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The Resource Law, nation-building and transformation : the South African experience in perspective, Catherine Jenkins; Max du Plessis (eds.)

Law, nation-building and transformation : the South African experience in perspective, Catherine Jenkins; Max du Plessis (eds.)

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Law, nation-building and transformation : the South African experience in perspective
Title
Law, nation-building and transformation
Title remainder
the South African experience in perspective
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Jenkins; Max du Plessis (eds.)
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eng
Summary
In this volume, fifteen contributors from the disciplines of law, politics and sociology reflect on South Africa transition to democracy and the challenges of transformation and nation-building that have confronted the country since the first democratic elections of 1994. The range of topics covered is expansive, in keeping with a broader than usual definition of transitional justice which, it is argued, is more appropriate for states faced with the mammoth tasks of reform and institution-building in a context in which democracy has never been firmly rooted and the existence of widespread poverty gives rise to the dual demands for both bread and freedom. In the case of South Africa, the post-apartheid era has been characterised by wide-ranging attempts at transformation and nation-building, from the well-known Truth and Reconciliation Commission to reforms in education and policing, the promotion of women rights, the reform of land law, the provision of basic services to hundreds of thousands of poor households, a new framework for freedom of expression, and the transformation of the judiciary. In the light of South Africa commitment to a new constitutional dispensation and to legal regulation, this volume focuses in particular, but not exclusively, on the role that law and lawyers have played in social and political change in South Africa in the post-apartheid era. It sets the South African experience in historical and comparative perspective and considers whether any lessons may be learnt for the field of transitional justice
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ERASA
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Jenkins, Catherine
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Du Plessis, Max
Series statement
Series on Transitional Justice
Series volume
15
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  • Transitional justice
  • Post-apartheid era
  • Constitutional law
Label
Law, nation-building and transformation : the South African experience in perspective, Catherine Jenkins; Max du Plessis (eds.)
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1751101x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781780681849
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)870636548
Label
Law, nation-building and transformation : the South African experience in perspective, Catherine Jenkins; Max du Plessis (eds.)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1751101x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781780681849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)870636548

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