244 pp., maps, paperback, Third Edition, New York, (2004) 2017
A revised and updated third edition of Anthony Butler's introduction to South Africa's social, political, cultural and economic life in the twenty-first century, and its changing role in the world.
"The best introduction to South Africa I know... With its focus on a rich array of institutions, ideas, individuals and issues, this excellent book provides an analytically acute lens through which to understand contemporary South Africa." Lawrence Hamilton, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and University of Cambridge, UK
Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies, University of Cape Town