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The Resource The politics of transition : a hidden history of South Africa's negotiated settlement, Richard Spitz with Matthew Chaskalson

The politics of transition : a hidden history of South Africa's negotiated settlement, Richard Spitz with Matthew Chaskalson

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The politics of transition : a hidden history of South Africa's negotiated settlement
Title
The politics of transition
Title remainder
a hidden history of South Africa's negotiated settlement
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Richard Spitz with Matthew Chaskalson
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Language
eng
Summary
"During the early 1990s, South Africans kept a close eye on the media coverage of South Africa's negotiated transition to democracy. Likened to a soap opera by some, the negotiations featured violent interlopers, dramatic walkouts, alliances and, somehow, a fortunate conclusion in the form of the Interim Constitution and Bill of Rights. The importance of the negotiating process and the Interim Constitution itself should not be underestimated, however, in relation to their longer-term influence over the form of democracy currently enjoyed in South Africa. In this brave publication, Spitz and Chaskalson examine the politics behind the Kempton Park negotiations and the Interim Constitution, and the influence that these have had on the subsequent consolidation of a South African democracy. This book will be of importance to anyone interested in South African politics, constitutional law, democracy and human rights."--
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Spitz, Richard
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Chaskalson, Matthew
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  • Constitutional history
  • South Africa
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The politics of transition : a hidden history of South Africa's negotiated settlement, Richard Spitz with Matthew Chaskalson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [428]-451) and 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.
Contents
Historical background -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Codesa, collapse and back to Kempton Park -- The Kempton Park negotiations -- 3. The talks -- 4. The process -- Core constitutional issues -- 5. The technical committee -- 6. Negotiating the transition -- 7. Executive government -- 8. The legislature -- 9. The powers of the provinces -- 10. Local government -- 11. The Constitutional Court -- The concerned South African groups -- 12. The COSAG parties: strange bedfellows or natural partners? -- Drafting the interim Bill of Rights -- 13. Fundamental human rights: the committees -- 14. Operational provisions -- 15. The equality clause -- 16. Property, land and housing -- 17. Controversial rights and freedoms -- 18. Uncontroversial rights and freedoms -- 19. Traditional law -- 20. The interim Bill of Rights assessed -- Kempton Park and beyond -- 21. Conclusion -- 22. Postscript: the final constitution and the legacy of the interim constitution
Control code
FIEb1775902x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 461 pages
Isbn
9781841131788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NNC)notisARF0972
  • (CStRLIN)NYCGARF0972-B
  • (OCoLC)44884540
Label
The politics of transition : a hidden history of South Africa's negotiated settlement, Richard Spitz with Matthew Chaskalson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [428]-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Historical background -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Codesa, collapse and back to Kempton Park -- The Kempton Park negotiations -- 3. The talks -- 4. The process -- Core constitutional issues -- 5. The technical committee -- 6. Negotiating the transition -- 7. Executive government -- 8. The legislature -- 9. The powers of the provinces -- 10. Local government -- 11. The Constitutional Court -- The concerned South African groups -- 12. The COSAG parties: strange bedfellows or natural partners? -- Drafting the interim Bill of Rights -- 13. Fundamental human rights: the committees -- 14. Operational provisions -- 15. The equality clause -- 16. Property, land and housing -- 17. Controversial rights and freedoms -- 18. Uncontroversial rights and freedoms -- 19. Traditional law -- 20. The interim Bill of Rights assessed -- Kempton Park and beyond -- 21. Conclusion -- 22. Postscript: the final constitution and the legacy of the interim constitution
Control code
FIEb1775902x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 461 pages
Isbn
9781841131788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (NNC)notisARF0972
  • (CStRLIN)NYCGARF0972-B
  • (OCoLC)44884540

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