South Africa: Designing New Political Institutions

South Africa: Designing New Political Institutions

by A M Faure
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761953027

ISBN-13: 9780761953029

Pub. Date: 12/04/1996

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) held its first fully democratic elections in April 1994. They were a highly visible signal that the RSA is really moving from the era of apartheid towards a democratic constitutional state. The process is an archetypal case of a negotiated transition of a regime, and as such it is of great interest to students of constitutional

Overview

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) held its first fully democratic elections in April 1994. They were a highly visible signal that the RSA is really moving from the era of apartheid towards a democratic constitutional state. The process is an archetypal case of a negotiated transition of a regime, and as such it is of great interest to students of constitutional mechanisms.

The contributors to this book, leading South African political scientists, discuss the process, the difficulties and the achievements in the transformation of the RSA's political and legal institutions. They address various aspects of constitutional design and their interactions with social forces. They examine the new constitution, the roles of presid

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761953029
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/04/1996
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Jan-Erik Lane and Murray Faure
The Salient Features of the Interim Constitution - Joh J van Tonder
The New South African Constitution - Dirk Kotz[ac]e
The President and the Executive - Robert Schrire
The Constitutional Court - Kierin O'Malley
The Electoral System - Murray Faure
South Africa's Party System - Susan Botha
South Africa's Changing External Relations - Marie Muller
The New South Africa and the Armed Forces - Deon Fourie
Administrative Justice in the Public Service - Dirk J Brynard
A Public Administration Interpretation of Section 24 of the Constitution
Relations between State, Capital and Labor in South Africa - Louwrens Pretorius
Towards Corporatism?
The Politics of Affirmative Action in the Old and the New South Africa - Pierre Hugo
The Reconstruction and Development Programme - Robert Cameron
South Africa's Constitutional Development - Andr[ac]e Louw
The New Parliament - Hennie Kotz[ac]e
Transforming the Westminster Heritage

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