216pp., paperback, First SA Edition, Johannesburg, 2016
First published in the UK in 2015.
Thiven Reddy "demonstrates how conventional approaches to understanding democratization have failed to capture the complexities of South Africa's post-apartheid transition." from the back cover
"Offers a radical, dissenting and original analysis of contemporary South Africa" Colin Bundy, Oxford University (Emeritus)
"With impressive theoretical sophistication, Reddy draws upon ideas from a range of theorists and scholars to create a conceptual toolkit for an empirically grounded analysis of contemporary South African politics. This is a book that South Africqan political studies has been waiting for." Harry Garuba, University of Cape Town
Thiven Reddy is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town. He is also the author of "Hegemony and Resistance: contesting identitues in South Africa".