Elections: a dangerous time for poor people's movements in South Africa

Pithouse, Richard Michael (2009) Elections: a dangerous time for poor people's movements in South Africa. South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) Newsletter (12th March 2009).

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Abstract

[from introduction]: History groans with the suffering caused by authoritarian individuals and regimes that were elected to power. For this reason the only useful measure of the commitment of any political project to democracy is to see how it responds to challenges to its own position and ideas.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Richard Pithouse is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University
Uncontrolled Keywords:South Africa; elections; political authoritarianism; poor; oppositional politics; right to dissent
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Humanities > Political Studies and International Studies
ID Code:1444
Deposited By: Mrs Eileen Shepherd
Deposited On:14 Aug 2009
Last Modified:01 Aug 2012 10:27
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