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Robert W. Compton Jr.

The African National Congress and the regeneration of political power, S. Booysen, 2011. Wits University Press.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, D. Acemoglu & J. Robinson, 2012. Crown Publishing (Random House).

A Legacy of Liberation: Thabo Mbeki and the Future of the South African Dream, M. Gevisser, 2009. Palgrave-Macmillan.

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Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo

Keynote address of the 2011 Conference of the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC) Rustenburg, South Africa, 30 November 2011

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Robert Compton

Gruzd, S. (Ed.). (2010). Grappling with governance: Perspectives on the African peer review mechanism. Auckland Park, South Africa: Fanele.

Akokpari, J., Ndinga-Muvumba, A., & Murithi, T. (2008). The African Union and its institutions. Auckland Park, South Africa: Fanele.

Ferguson, J. (2006). Global shadows: Africa in the neoliberal world order. Durham: Duke University Press.

Maathai, W. (2009). The challenge for Africa. New York: Pantheon Books.

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Filling in the cracks

Improving on crumbling democratic practices

Victoria Graham

A. Stepan (ed.). (2009). Democracies in danger. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

L. Diamond and M.F. Plattner (eds.). (2009). Democracy: A reader. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

A. Jeeves and G. Cuthbertson (eds.). (2008). Fragile freedom: South African democracy 1994–2004. Pretoria: University of South Africa Press.

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Round table report

Advancing regional social integration, social protection, and the free movement of people in Southern Africa

Lorenzo Fioramonti

The round table on “Advancing regional social integration, social protection, and free movement of people in Southern Africa” was organized as part of the conference “Regional governance of migration and social policy: Comparing European and African regional integration policies and practices” held at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) on 18–20 April 2012, at which the articles in this special issue were first presented. The discussion was moderated by Prince Mashele of the South African Centre for Politics and Research and the participants included: Yitna Getachew, IOM Regional Representative for Southern Africa, Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA); Jonathan Crush, University of Cape Town and Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada, representing the Southern Africa Migration Program (SAMP); Vic van Vuuren, Director of Southern African ILO; Vivienne Taylor, South Africa Planning Commission; Sergio Calle Norena, Deputy Regional Representative of UNHCR; Laurent De Boeck, Director, ACP Observatory on Migration, Brussels; Wiseman Magasela, Deputy Director General Social Policy, South African Department of Social Development; and Sanusha Naidu, Open Society Foundation for South Africa.

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Between Scylla and Charybdis

On Colin Shindler’s Respublica Hebraeorum

Arie M. Dubnov

Jerusalem Post , with little chance of attracting any response outside a small captive audience. To his credit, Shindler is not afraid to mention Israel’s contacts with ‘pariah regimes’ (chap. 8)—including apartheid South Africa, Argentina during the

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Colin Shindler

differ clearly between Western and Eastern Europe. In Western Europe there is the legacy of colonialism. The political framework of reference for the post-1945 intelligentsia were the national liberation struggles in Vietnam, South Africa, Rhodesia, and a

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Menachem Begin’s World Travels in the 1950s

A Road to Political Legitimacy

Ofira Gruweis-Kovalsky

overseas travel as a tool, much like the Italian Communist Party, albeit on a smaller scale. Begin traveled all over the globe, making stops in France, Belgium, the United States, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, South Africa, and Rhodesia, among other countries

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Naomi Chazan, Morad Elsana, Ian S. Lustick, Sam Lehman-Wilzig, Gideon Rahat, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Daphne Inbar, and Oren Barak

,” ensued during which diplomatic and aid avenues floundered, both bilaterally and multilaterally. During the decade of the 1970s, Israel’s relations with white South Africa were upgraded in response to what was a major diplomatic debacle, while informal

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Uzi Meshulam and the ‘Mishkan Ohalim’ Affair

The Influence of Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy

Motti Inbari

that engulfs them, the primary responsibility, in fact, usually rests on those in mainstream society who assault them. Mormons in nineteenth-century America, the Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee, the Israelites at Bulhoek, South Africa, and the Branch