244 pp. incl index. xiii pp intro. 2 b+w maps, graphs and tables, no illustrations.

“South Africa has undergone tumultuous social and political change since putting the oppression and racial segregation of apartheid behind it. The twenty-first century, however, presents fresh challenges: the economy is vulnerable to a harsher international climate; unemployment, crime and violence and HIV/AIDS threaten to undermine social cohesion, and a still dominant ANC remains ambibalent about the merits of political pluralism and an open society. This accessible, lively and readable book looks behind the headlines to provide a broad ranging and thought provoking introduction to South Africa in the twenty first century. Set in the context of South Africa’s history and character as a ‘rainbow nation’, it illuminates the country’s social, political, cultural and economic life and its changing role in the world.”
Anthony Butler is Professor of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand.

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Written by Anthony Butler and published by Palgrave MacMillan. This, the revised and updated 2nd edition was published in 2009. The book is in Fine condition, covered in adhesive plastic and issued without a dust jacket. The size of the book is 214x16x138 and it’s weight is 335g.