Next Liberation Struggle, The

Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in Southern Africa

Author(s): SAUL, John S
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780850365689

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Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa

Through some thirty years, John Saul has written about wars for the liberation of Southern Africa, and has worked with movements supporting liberation struggles. This collection of essays brings together long perspectives on regional changes and developments which culminated in the independence of Zimbabwe and Namibia, and the overthrow of Apartheid. Saul provides a critical assessment of what has, and hasn’t, been achieved in the region. Is Africa in a Capitalist Cul-de-sac? Would a new left find a better Alternative? The first part of the book sets out the broad themes. Part 2 has case studies of Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. The third part focuses, on South Africa, on transition and on socio-economic outcomes, (largely neo-liberal and inegalitarian). Saul’s conclusions have provoked controversy in South Africa: he identifies forces for change, and suggests imperatives and implications for Africa’s next liberation struggle.

‘The strength of this book lies in its indictment of capitalist globalization fir Africa… should play its part in doing just that: stimulating theoretical and programmatic discussion…’ African Affairs.

Contents: Preface - Introduction: Liberation, and After - PART I Continental Considerations - Capitalism, Socialism, Democracy - 1. Sub-Saharan Africa in Global Capitalism - (with Colin Leys) - 2. ‘What Is to Be Learned? The Failure of African Socialisms and Their Future - 3. Liberal Democracy vs. Popular Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa - - PART II Southern Africa: A Range of Variation - Peace and Reconciliation, Authoritarianism, and ‘African Socialism’ - 4. On War and Peace in Africa: The Mozambican Case - 5. Lubango and After: ‘Forgotten History’ as Politics in Contemporary Namibia - (with Colin Leys) - 6. Mugabe, Gramsci, and Zimbabwe at Twenty-Five - (with Richard Saunders) - 7. Julius Nyerere’s Socialism: Learning from Tanzania - PART III South Africa: Debating the Transition - South Africa in Transition - 8. The Transition - 9. The Post-Apartheid Denouement - 10. Starting from Scratch? A Debate - 11. The Hares, the Hounds, and the ANC: On Joining the Third World in Post-Apartheid South Africa - PART IV Conclusion - 12. Africa: The Next Liberation Struggle - Notes - Index.

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ISBN13/Barcode 9780850365689
ISBN10 0850365686
Author SAUL, John S
Binding Paperback
Date Published 13 Feb 2006
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 354
Publisher Merlin Press

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