Publisher: University of Cape Town Press (October 1, 2012)
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inside of Southern Africa, there's an observable raise in dominant get together structures, within which one political celebration dominates over a chronic time period, inside of a democratic procedure with usual elections. This celebration procedure has changed the one-party process that ruled Africa's political panorama after the 1st wave of liberations within the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties. This booklet seeks to appreciate this development and its implications for southern Africa's democracies via evaluating such structures in southern Africa with others within the constructing global (such as India, South Korea and Taiwan). particularly, the case of Zimbabwe sticks out as a relating instance of the path a dominant celebration can take: regression into authoritarianism. India, South Korea and Taiwan current other ways for the dominant get together method. The salient query posed through this ebook is: Which direction are Botswana, Namibia and South Africa taking? It solutions via drawing conclusions to figure out even if those nations are relocating in the direction of liberal democracy, authoritarianism or a highway in among.