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Politics By Other Means

Law in the Struggle Against Apartheid, 1980-1994

By Richard Abel

Foreword by Nelson Mandela

Routledge – 1995 – 664 pages

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    978-0-415-90817-7
    June 20th 1995
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    June 14th 1995
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Description

Politics by Other Means explores the fundamental question of how law can constrain political power by offering a pathbreaking account of the triumphant final decade of the struggle against apartheid.

Richard Abel presents case studies of ten major legal campaigns including: challenges to pass laws; black trade union demands for recognition; state terror; censorship; resistance to the "independent" homelands; and treason trials.

Reviews

"…this is a valuable study, adding significantly to our understanding of the complexity of South African bureaucratic politics during the 1980s The International Journal of African Historical Studies."

"Going beyond a discussion of high-profile political trials, Abel also provides copiously detailed chapters on legal contests involving pass laws, censorship, forced removals, trade union rights, and draft resistance." -- Foreign Affairs

"offers useful material for courses in South African politics or comparative legal systems." -- Choice

"…offers useful material for courses in South African politics or comparative legal systems." -- Choice

Author Bio

Richard Abel teaches law at UCLA and has published numerous books and articles on the legal profession and informal justice.

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Name: Politics By Other Means: Law in the Struggle Against Apartheid, 1980-1994 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Richard AbelForeword by Nelson Mandela. Politics by Other Means explores the fundamental question of how law can constrain political power by offering a pathbreaking account of the triumphant final decade of the struggle against apartheid. Richard Abel presents case studies of ten major legal...
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