Partner to History: The U. S. Role in South Africa's Transition to Democracy / Edition 1

Partner to History: The U. S. Role in South Africa's Transition to Democracy / Edition 1

by Princeton N. Lyman
     
 

A remarkable book about a remarkable time, Partner to History reveals the role played by U.S. diplomacy in South Africa's surprisingly successful transition from apartheid to democracy. Princeton Lyman, the U.S. ambassador during the transition, makes clear that America didn't "own" the transition process-the South Africans did. But U.S. involvement was active and… See more details below

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A remarkable book about a remarkable time, Partner to History reveals the role played by U.S. diplomacy in South Africa's surprisingly successful transition from apartheid to democracy. Princeton Lyman, the U.S. ambassador during the transition, makes clear that America didn't "own" the transition process-the South Africans did. But U.S. involvement was active and intense. And it made a difference.

Lyman tells an enthralling story of how Washington policymakers and the American embassy used U.S. influence, economic assistance, and political support to help end apartheid without sparking civil war. The book offers candid assessments both of U.S. policy deliberations and of the leading players in the unfolding, unpredictable drama. It takes us behind the diplomatic scenes as well as onto the public stage, as American diplomats strove to facilitate dialogue, encourage reconciliation, and dissuade potential spoilers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929223367
Publisher:
United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Who Owns This Negotiation?3
2Apartheid9
3Passion, Passivity, and Pragmatism: The Complex American Response23
4The Wind Shifts45
5From Mediation to Facilitation57
6Lending Weight to the Process77
7The Buthelezi Dilemma127
8Looking Left and Right147
9Denouement181
10A New Dawn213
11A New Relationship225
12Lessons Learned - and Relearned263
AppSpeech by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown, November 30, 1993285
Notes291
Index323
About the Author345

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