South Africa's Brittle Peace by Pierre Du Toit
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South Africa's Brittle Peace
By Pierre Du Toit

South Africa's Brittle Peace

The Problem of Post-settlement Violence

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South Africa's Brittle Peace by Pierre Du Toit

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South Africa has succeeded in establishing a democracy, but has yet to eliminate public violence from society. This book takes up the issue of post settlement violence and ways of consolidating the newly found democratic peace. The role of negotiated institutions such as the new police force, economic factors relevant to the anticipated "peace dividend", external factors such as arms smuggling networks, popular responses to rising threats to physical safety, and symbolic factors in enhancing the capacity of the state to deal with this issue are examined.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333779187
ISBN-10: 0333779185
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 237
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pierre Du Toit

PIERRE DU TOIT is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch. In 1992 he was awarded a Peace Fellowship from the Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace at the Untied States Institute of Peace in Washington. His most recent book is State Building and Democracy in Southern Africa: Botwsana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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