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African Struggles Today : Social Movements since Independence,9781608461202

African Struggles Today : Social Movements since Independence

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This groundbreaking analysis examines the gains, contradictions, and frustrations of twenty-first century prodemocracy struggles across Southern Africa

Author Biography

Peter Dwyer is a tutor in economics at Ruskin College in Oxford and Senior Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg. Leo Zeilig is a lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, Senior Visiting Fellow, South African Research Chair in Social Change, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, and editor of Class Struggle and Resistance in Africa.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Social Movements and the Working Class in Africap. 18
An Epoch of Uprisings: Social Movements in Postcolonial Africa, 1945-98p. 50
Cracks in the Monolith: Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africap. 92
Social Movements after the Transition: Choiceless Democracies?p. 129
Frustrated Transitions: Social Movements, Protest, and Repression in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, and Swazilandp. 166
Social Forums and the World Social Forum in Africap. 204
Conclusionp. 237
List of Acronymsp. 255
Notesp. 258
Indexp. 285
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