What the U.S. Should Know About the South A report from the Brookings Institution, Africa Research Fellow Anne Kamau talks with Haroon Bhorat, director of the Development Policy Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, about U.S.-South African relations, the South African economy, and the trends that will shape the future of Africa’s largest economy.
In 1994, with the advent of majority rule, the new South African government faced the hopeful, yet sobering task of negotiating the country's past while crafting its future. Included in this process was South Africa's armaments industry, which had been an important pillar of the thoroughly discredited apartheid government. This book explores the significant historical and ideological obstacles the new South Africa overcame and the rehabilitation of the arms industry in the 1990s to serve and ultimately contribute to the country's redevelopment.
In South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation, James J. Hentz addresses changes in South Africa's strategies for regional cooperation and economic development since its transition from apartheid to democracy. Hentz focuses on why the new South African government continues to make regional cooperation a priority and what methods this dominant state uses to pursue its neighborly goals. While providing a synthetic overview of the history of regional cooperation in southern Africa, Hentz considers the logic of cooperation more generally. An extensive discussion of South African politics provides the context for Hentz's exploration of the more widely felt effects of domestic change. Readers interested in the international organization of the politics and economy of southern Africa will find thought-provoking material in this important book.
A new model of tourism development has recently emerged out of a widening concern for the morality of tourist experience. Known variously as ‘ecotourism’, ‘new tourism’, socially responsible tourism’, huge claims are made for it in terms of what it might offer in promoting national tourism development.
Against the backdrop of South Africa's transition from apartheid, this provocative book explores the role of late twentieth-century constitutionalism in facilitating political change. While using South Africa as a case study, Klug's larger project is to investigate why there has been renewed faith in justiciable constitutions and democratic constitutionalism, despite their many flaws. This examination of South Africa's constitution-making process provides important new insights into the role of law in the transition to democracy.