South Africa: Democracy Without the People?

Issue Date January 2002
Volume 13
Issue 1
Page Numbers 22-36
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A decade after the end of apartheid, South African democracy may be headed for trouble because the country has yet to fulfill the three requirements of democratic consolidation: inequality-reducing economic growth, stable institutions, and a supportive political culture.

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Robert Mattes is professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde and a founding member of Afrobarometer.

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