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Civilsamhällets mobilisering i demokratiseringsprocessen -en fallstudie av Sydafrika

Jeppsson, Elise (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay captures the process toward a democratic transition in South Africa and tempts on analyzing the efforts made by civil society before the negotiation with the government in the beginning of the 90´s. The method used is a case study.

By applying the theory of Elisabeth Jean Wood about the importance of continued mobilization, I try to answer the question: to what extend did civil society influence the democratization process. The focus of the study lies on the years of intensified popular mobilization, from the start of the 80´s until the beginning of the 90´s.

The results following this study shows that COSATU, Congress of South African Trade Unions) and ANC(African National Congress) played both a crucial role for the... (More)
This essay captures the process toward a democratic transition in South Africa and tempts on analyzing the efforts made by civil society before the negotiation with the government in the beginning of the 90´s. The method used is a case study.

By applying the theory of Elisabeth Jean Wood about the importance of continued mobilization, I try to answer the question: to what extend did civil society influence the democratization process. The focus of the study lies on the years of intensified popular mobilization, from the start of the 80´s until the beginning of the 90´s.

The results following this study shows that COSATU, Congress of South African Trade Unions) and ANC(African National Congress) played both a crucial role for the democratization process in South Africa. UDF, however played a role in the process, but not in the same significant way that COSATU and ANC. (Less)
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author
Jeppsson, Elise
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Civil society, South Africa, Democratization, Apartheid, Mobilization, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1319068
date added to LUP
2008-09-11
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2008-09-11
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  abstract     = {This essay captures the process toward a democratic transition in South Africa and tempts on analyzing the efforts made by civil society before the negotiation with the government in the beginning of the 90´s. The method used is a case study.

By applying the theory of Elisabeth Jean Wood about the importance of continued mobilization, I try to answer the question: to what extend did civil society influence the democratization process. The focus of the study lies on the years of intensified popular mobilization, from the start of the 80´s until the beginning of the 90´s.

The results following this study shows that COSATU, Congress of South African Trade Unions) and ANC(African National Congress) played both a crucial role for the democratization process in South Africa. UDF, however played a role in the process, but not in the same significant way that COSATU and ANC.},
  author       = {Jeppsson, Elise},
  keyword      = {Civil society,South Africa,Democratization,Apartheid,Mobilization,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Civilsamhällets mobilisering i demokratiseringsprocessen -en fallstudie av Sydafrika},
  year         = {2008},
}