REMAKING THE ANC, party change in South Africa and the global south

: Butler (A.) ed.

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193 pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2014


A collection of essays that examines how once-dominant parties in India, Mexico, Malaysia and Taiwan have adapted to defeat or the threat of it, and investigate the lessons that can be learnt from role models in Brazil and China.

Contributions include:
"Power, Patronage and Politics in Malaysia: UMNO's dominant state?" by Edward Terence Gomez
"The Worker's Party of Brazil: the pragmatic trap" by Guilherme Simões Reis
"Factional Dynamics in the Indian National Congress and the African National Congress" by Thiven Reddy
"The Idea of Organisational Renewal in the African National Congress" by Heidi Brooks Yung
"Which Future for the the African National Congress?" by Anthony Butler.

Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town. He is the author of "Cyril Ramaphosa" and writes a regular column for "Business Day".