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Electoral politics in South Africa assessing the first democratic decade by

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English



  • South Africa,
  • South Africa.


  • Elections -- South Africa,
  • Political campaigns -- South Africa,
  • Democracy -- South Africa,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Jessica Piombo and Lia Nijzik.
ContributionsPiombo, Jessica., Nijzink, Lia.
LC ClassificationsJQ1992 .E518 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3430750M
ISBN 101403971234
LC Control Number2005056122

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Electoral Politics in South Africa serves as an essential sourcebook for information on the elections, the parties and their campaigns and as an authoritative contribution to careful electoral process analysis. The book speaks to a broad range of topics, all linked through the electoral theme, which get to the heart of many issues in contemporary South African politics. 'An invaluable and lively collection of essays on South Africa's electoral politics by the leading authorities in the field. Essential reading for all those interested in the 'New' South Africa.' - Anthony Butler, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa'Electoral Politics in South Africa is an excellent guide to the highs and lows of South Africa's first decade of democracy. Summary: This volume brings together contributions and diverse opinions from leading and emerging South African and international scholars to assess the quality of democracy and the electoral process in South Africa over the past ten years, with particular emphasis on the elections.

altered the landscape of South African electoral politics. In the opening chapter of this volume, Friedman analyzes the state of South African democracy, its strengths and weaknesses, articulating an argument about the role of identity politics in the process of democratic consolidation. Electoral Politics in Africa since - by Jaimie Bleck November Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection. Electoral Politics in Africa since Jaimie Bleck, Nicolas van de Walle; Online ISBN: Author: Jaimie Bleck, Nicolas van de Walle. South Africa’s electoral system; National and provincial elections. In South Africa we use a PR system to vote for parliament and provincial legislatures. Parliament has seats and each of the nine provincial legislatures has between 30 and 90 seats depending on the number of . South Africa's national and provincial elections take place every five years. Voters vote for a political party, not individuals. The political party then gets a share of seats in Parliament in direct proportion to the number of votes it got in the election. Each party then decides on members to fill the seats it has won.

  In South Africa, voters do not vote for individual members of the national or provincial legislatures. At the national and provincial level, we vote for political parties, not individual MPs. Since the end of apartheid in the African National Congress (ANC) has dominated South Africa's politics. The ANC is the ruling party in the national legislature, as well as in eight of the nine provinces (Western Cape is governed by the Democratic Alliance).The ANC received % of the vote during the general had received % of the popular vote in the municipal.   The book?s collection of research and analyses aims to close a substantial gap in systematic analyses of local politics, elections and government in South Africa. This book?s 20 authors represent the perspectives of many of South Africa?s most accomplished scholars. The collective project sheds valuable light on?the local, the heart of politics in South Africa?. The details of modern South African politics were shaped by the bargaining that accompanied the constitutional settlement. The integrity of South African elections is also the legacy of the procedural routines that governed white party politics between and