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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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.