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The Liberal Model and Africa

K. Good
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Zusatztext 'The Liberal Model and Africa: Elites Against Democracy delivers a searching! powerful and innovative critique of liberal democracy! notably as it has arrived in Southern Africa.' - Professor Roger Southall! Department of Politics! Rhodes University! Grahamstown! South Africa 'This is indeed a useful and timely contribution to the democracy debate in Africa.' - Dr Francis B. Nyamnjoh! Senior Lecturer! Department of Sociology! University of Botswana '[Kenneth Good] illustrates in this important book! no country (with the exception of Madagascar) has embraced participatory democracy with its egalitarian face! preferring instead the elitism of the liberal model.' - The Sunday Independent Informationen zum Autor KENNETH GOOD is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Botswana! Gaborone. His publications include Development and Dependence: The Political Economy of Papua New Guinea (with Amarshi and Mortimer)! Articulated Agricultural Development (with Donaldson) and Realizing Democracy in Botswana! Namibia and South Africa . He has also contributed articles to several journals. Klappentext This book critically examines the realities of liberal democracy; its elitism and non-accountability; and its inequalities and injustices. Participatory systems and movements! whether in Athens! seventeenth and nineteenth century England! or South Africa 1970-1990! are more effective in satisfying the democratic aspirations of the people and in curtailing ambitious elites! than what is passed off now as 'democracy'. By interrogating contemporary democratic regimes! in the United States! and in Botswana and South Africa! the severe limitations and constraints inherent in liberal democracy are highlighted. The need for a clear evaluation of what constituted democracy emerges as a powerful message of Kenneth Good's argument. Zusammenfassung By interrogating contemporary democratic regimes, in the United States, and in Botswana and South Africa, the severe limitations and constraints inherent in liberal democracy are highlighted. Inhaltsverzeichnis Preface PART I: BOTSWANA Autocratic Elites and Enfeebled Masses: Africa! Botswana and South Africa Routinized Injustice: The Situation of the San in Botswana PART II: UNITED STATES The Liberal Capitalist Paradigm: Elitism and Injustice in the United States PART III: SOUTH AFRICA Elitism's Place in the ANC Universalizing an Incomplete Predominance Predominance and the Empowerment Goose PART IV: FROM ANCIENT TO FUTURE WORLDS Participatory Democracy: The Reality and the Continuing Aspiration: Athens! Britain and South Africa The Unending Struggle Index ...

'The Liberal Model and Africa: Elites Against Democracy delivers a searching, powerful and innovative critique of liberal democracy, notably as it has arrived in Southern Africa.' - Professor Roger Southall, Department of Politics, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

'This is indeed a useful and timely contribution to the democracy debate in Africa.' - Dr Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Botswana

'[Kenneth Good] illustrates in this important book, no country (with the exception of Madagascar) has embraced participatory democracy with its egalitarian face, preferring instead the elitism of the liberal model.' - The Sunday Independent



Autorentext
KENNETH GOOD is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Botswana, Gaborone. His publications include Development and Dependence: The Political Economy of Papua New Guinea (with Amarshi and Mortimer), Articulated Agricultural Development (with Donaldson) and Realizing Democracy in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. He has also contributed articles to several journals.

Klappentext

This book critically examines the realities of liberal democracy: its elitism and non-accountability; and its inequalities and injustices. Participatory systems and movements, whether in Athens, seventeenth and nineteenth-century England, or South Africa 1970-90, are more effective in satisfying the democratic aspirations of the people and in curtailing ambitious elites than what is passed off now as 'democracy.'By interrogating contemporary democratic regimes in the United States, and in Botswana and South Africa, the severe limitations and constraints inherent in liberal democracy are highlighted. The need for a clear evaluation of what constitutes democracy emerges as a powerful message of Kenneth Good's argument.

Zusammenfassung
By interrogating contemporary democratic regimes, in the United States, and in Botswana and South Africa, the severe limitations and constraints inherent in liberal democracy are highlighted.

Inhalt
Preface PART I: BOTSWANA Autocratic Elites and Enfeebled Masses: Africa, Botswana and South Africa Routinized Injustice: The Situation of the San in Botswana PART II: UNITED STATES The Liberal Capitalist Paradigm: Elitism and Injustice in the United States PART III: SOUTH AFRICA Elitism's Place in the ANC Universalizing an Incomplete Predominance Predominance and the Empowerment Goose PART IV: FROM ANCIENT TO FUTURE WORLDS Participatory Democracy: The Reality and the Continuing Aspiration: Athens, Britain and South Africa The Unending Struggle Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Liberal Model and Africa
Untertitel: Elites Against Democracy
Autor:
K. Good
EAN: 9780333790427
ISBN: 978-0-333-79042-7
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Gewicht: 498g
Größe: H216mm x B216mm x T138mm
Jahr: 2001
Auflage: 2002

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