Politics By Other Means: Law in the Struggle Against Apartheid, 1980-1994

Politics By Other Means: Law in the Struggle Against Apartheid, 1980-1994

by Richard Abel
     
 

Politics by Other Means explores the fundamental question of how law can constrain political power by offering a pathbreaking account of the triumphant final decade of the struggle against apartheid.

Richard Abel presents case studies of ten major legal campaigns including: challenges to pass laws; black trade union demands for

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Politics by Other Means explores the fundamental question of how law can constrain political power by offering a pathbreaking account of the triumphant final decade of the struggle against apartheid.

Richard Abel presents case studies of ten major legal campaigns including: challenges to pass laws; black trade union demands for recognition; state terror; censorship; resistance to the "independent" homelands; and treason trials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415908177
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/20/1995
Series:
After the Law Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
668
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Glossary of Acronyms and Foreign Words
Ch. 1Speaking with the Ogre1
Ch. 2Politics by Other Means?7
Ch. 3Carving Loopholes in the Pass Laws23
Ch. 4White Resistance to the Military67
Ch. 5Seeking Recognition125
Ch. 6Mpophomeni and the War in Natal173
Ch. 7State Terrorism: The Response of Law and Medicine to Police Torture211
Ch. 8Censorship and the Closure of the New Nation259
Ch. 9The Alexandra Treason Trial311
Ch. 10Bakwena ba Magopa: The Last Forced Removal385
Ch. 11Moutse and KwaNdebele: Ethnicity and Gender in the Challenge to Grand Apartheid435
Ch. 12Disestablishing Oukasie495
Ch. 13The Roles of Law523
Notes551
References597
Index631

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