194 pp., 8 x 10, 1 map, appends., notes, bibl
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3316-9
Published: May 2017
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The game focuses on the problem of transitioning a society conditioned to profound inequalities and harsh political repression into a more democratic, egalitarian system. Students will ponder carefully the meaning of democracy as a concept and may find that justice and equality are not always comfortable partners with liberty. While for the majority of South Africans, universal suffrage was a symbol of new democratic beginnings, it seemed to threaten the lives, families, and livelihoods of minorities and parties outside the African National Congress coalition. These deep tensions in the nature of democracy pose important questions about the character of justice and the best mechanisms for reaching national decisions.
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About the Authors
John C. Eby is a professor of history at Loras College.
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Fred Morton is a specialist in the history of South Africa and Botswana and has taught at the University of Botswana and Loras College
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