MARRIAGES OF INCONVENIENCE, the politics of coalitions in South Africa

: Booysen (S.) ed.

R 340.00
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528pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2021


Contributions include:

"The uneven transition from party dominance to coalitions: South Africa’s new politics of instability" by Susan Booysen

"Electoral systems, party systems and coalitions: Lessons from Southern Africa" by Khabele Matlosa

"Coalition governments and unrelenting political instability in Lesotho, 2012–20" by Motlamelle Kapa

"The constitutional-legal dimensions of coalition politics and government in South Africa" by Pierre de Vos

"Power, politics and ideology: Understanding councillors’ views on the tug of war in the City of Johannesburg" by Bonolo Makgale

"Full cycles and reinventions in coalitions in the Western Cape and Cape Town metro" by Sanusha Naidu

"Power transition in KwaZulu-Natal: Post-1994 coalitions in action" by Lukhona Mnguni

"Political conditions that facilitate coalition formation and workability" by Amuzweni Ngoma

Political scientist, author and analyst Susan Booysen is Director of Research at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), Emeritus Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and Visiting Professor at the Wits School of Governance. Her books include The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power (2011) and Dominance and Decline: the ANC in the time of Zuma (2015). She edited Local Elections in South Africa: parties, people, politics (2012), and co-edited Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, 1989-2009: 20 years of multiparty democracy (2009) with Denis Kadima.