Religion and politics in Nigeria : a study in Middle Belt Christianity /
Niels Kastfelt.
London : British Academic Press, 1994.
xii, 204 p.
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London : British Academic Press, 1994.
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Appeared in Choice on 1994-12:
Hard Right is a thorough review of the background of the white right wing in South Africa, which still has the potential for undermining the viability of "the new South Africa" led by President Nelson Mandela. Van Rooyen's work is a revision of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Cape Town, with a brief concluding "update" unfortunately serving mainly to date the comments, as they were directed at the period just before the historic nonracial national vote in April 1994 that brought Mandela and his African National Congress into office. Although written in rather sparse, utilitarian language, the book provides a scholarly, thorough, and convenient compilation of information about the right wing in South Africa (perhaps one third of the white population). Upper-division undergraduate through faculty. C. W. Hartwig; Arkansas State University
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Table of Contents
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Introductionp. 1
The Roots of the Right Wingp. 7
Historical originsp. 7
The Socio-economic roots of the rightp. 27
Ethnicity and nationalismp. 35
Roots in racismp. 49
Roots in fearp. 54
Dimensions of the Right Wingp. 62
Political partiesp. 63
Intellectual and cultural organizationsp. 78
Religious organizationsp. 85
Civic institutionsp. 88
Paramilitary organizationsp. 91
Right-wing elements within the NP and government institutionsp. 98
English-speaking support for the right wingp. 103
Financial support for the right wingp. 107
Right-wing alliancesp. 109
The Electoral Struggle for Control of the Afrikaner Destiny: 1981-92p. 117
The Right Wing in the de Klerk Era: from Schism to Unityp. 156
Broedertwis revisited: apartheid or self-determination?p. 158
The issue of negotiationsp. 164
Non-violent resistance to reformp. 170
'People's mobilization': preparing for the 'Third Freedom War'p. 187
Conclusion: The Prospects of the Rightp. 201
Notesp. 212
Glossaryp. 217
Concise Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 226
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