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    Pierre Du Toit
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He examines three southern African states that, despite similarities, have very different track records: Botswana, perhaps the most successful democracy in continental Africa; Zimbabwe, where a partial democracy is faltering; and South Africa, just beginning its bold experiment.

He examines three southern African states that, despite similarities, have very different track records: Botswana, perhaps the most successful democracy in continental Africa; Zimbabwe, where a partial democracy is faltering; and South Africa, just beginning its bold experiment. Weighing the impact of each country's heritage, ethnic composition, and economic circumstances, du Toit demonstrates that democratic outcomes depend on the nature and strength of the state

He examines three southern African states that, despite similarities, have very different track records: Botswana, perhaps the most successful democracy in continental Africa; Zimbabwe, where a partial democracy is faltering; and South Africa, just beginning it's bold experiment.

He examines three southern African states that, despite similarities, have very different track records: Botswana, perhaps the most successful democracy in continental Africa; Zimbabwe, where a partial democracy is faltering; and South Africa, just beginning it's bold experiment. Weighing the impact of each country's heritage, ethnic composition, and economic circumstances, du Toit demonstrates that democratic outcomes depend on the nature and strength of the state

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What can South Africa learn from Botswana, arguably Africa's most successful democracy, and Zimbabwe, one . As well as being the title of this book, state-building and democracy in South Africa is an issue gaining increasing relevancy on the African continent

What can South Africa learn from Botswana, arguably Africa's most successful democracy, and Zimbabwe, one of South Africa's closest neighbours? In this comparative study . As well as being the title of this book, state-building and democracy in South Africa is an issue gaining increasing relevancy on the African continent. What can South Africa learn from Botswana, arguably Africa's most successful democracy, and Zimbabwe, one of South Africa's closest neighbours?

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What can South Africa learn from Botswana, arguably Africa's most successful democracy, and Zimbabwe, one of. .As well as being the title of this book, State-building and Democracy in South Africa, this is an issue gaining increasing relevancy on the African continent.

What can South Africa learn from Botswana, arguably Africa's most successful democracy, and Zimbabwe, one of South Africa's closest neighbours? In a refreshing approach to the age-old problem of finding a satisfactory balance between state and society, the author explores these two African cases with the aim of highlighting those factors that appear to ensure a successful transition to democracy.

Washington, DC, United States Institute of Peace Press, 1995. The Journal of Modern African Studies. Department of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Your name Please enter your name. Who would you like to send this to?

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Are you sure you want to remove State building and democracy in Southern Africa from your list? . Botswana, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. by P. van der P. Du Toit

Are you sure you want to remove State building and democracy in Southern Africa from your list? State building and democracy in Southern Africa. Du Toit. Published 1995 by United States Institute of Peace Press in Washington, . Politics and government, Democracy, Protected DAISY, In library.

In Southern Africa, however, the transfer of power to an African majority was .

In Southern Africa, however, the transfer of power to an African majority was greatly complicated by the presence of entrenched white settlers. Botswana was undoubtedly the most successful economically and politically and retained the most open political institutions and the most distance from South Africa. Mozambican territory was raided by Rhodesia and South Africa in 1979, and this was followed by further South African attacks and the infiltration of the Mozambican National Resistance (Resistência Nacional Moçambicana; Renamo ), a brutal insurgency group established by Rhodesian intelligence services in 1976–77.

Western democratic institutions have not easily taken root in African soil. Too often, attempts at cultivating democratic norms have foundered, leaving anarchy or authoritarianism. What, then, are the chances that South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy will endure?With this question in mind, South African political scientist Pierre du Toit probes the conditions under which democracy can grow. He examines three southern African states that, despite similarities, have very different track records: Botswana, perhaps the most successful democracy in continental Africa; Zimbabwe, where a partial democracy is faltering; and South Africa, just beginning its bold experiment.Weighing the impact of each country's heritage, ethnic composition, and economic circumstances, du Toit demonstrates that democratic outcomes depend on the nature and strength of the state. Democratic practices are embedded in a broader network of state and societal institutions; only if these institutions are robust and resilient can democracy flourish.