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Book Publication: Election 2019.

Change and Stability in South Africa’s democracy

After the big success of the bestseller "Zunami!" and "Election 2014", the brandnew election book 2019 will be out in the bookstores in August 2019. With support from KAS South Africa and Jacana Media, Collete Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall - experts on South African politics - edited this in-depth analysis of the 2019 elections, which expands on change and stability in South Africa`s democracy.

The book deals with the following topics:

  • Introduction: The South African elections of 2019. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg and Roger Southall

  • South African democracy at risk? The troubled context of the 2019 general elections. Roger Southall

  • Credible but flawed: The management of the elections. Kealeboga J. Maphunye

  • Trends in voter participation: registration, turnout and the disengaging electorate. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

  • A campaign born of desperation: The ‘good ANC’ battles the ‘bad ANC’ in the electoral last chance saloon. Anthony Butler

  • The Democratic Alliance at a crossroads: The quest for afro-liberalism. Zwelethu Jolobe

  • The Economic Freedom Fighters: Authoritarian or Democratic Contestant? Benjamin Roberts

  • The smaller parties: Who's in and who's out? Cherrel Africa

  • Beyond the botnets: the media and the 2019 general elections. Jane Duncan

  • Women voting in uncertain times. Amanda Gouws

  • The 2019 national election results. Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

  • Provincial dynamics and results in elections 2019. Thokozani Chilenga-Butao

  • South African democracy following elections 2019. Roger Southall and Collette Schulz-Herzenberg

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