Public Attitudes in Contemporary South Africa
HSRC Press, 2002 - History - 170 pages
This compilation analyses South African trends and public opinion between 1999 and 2001 on key policy areas and contributes to the debate around the challenges to, and prospects for, consolidating democracy in South Africa.
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Page 63 - Neither is necessarily true. Mature liberal democracies can usually accommodate ethnic divisions without violence or terror and live in peace with other liberal democracies. But without a background in constitutional liberalism, the introduction of democracy in divided societies has actually fomented nationalism, ethnic conflict, and even war.
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Page 63 - ... living within the new countries, have caused spirals of rebellion, repression, and, in places like Bosnia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, war. Elections require that politicians compete for peoples' votes. In societies without strong traditions of multiethnic groups or assimilation, it is easiest to organize support along racial, ethnic, or religious lines. Once an ethnic group is in power, it tends to exclude other ethnic groups. Compromise seems impossible; one can bargain on material issues like...
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Page 165 - Measure) has become the most widely used marketing research tool in Southern Africa. It divides the population into eight LSM groups, 8 (highest) to 1 (lowest). LSM-7 and LSM-8 are divided into Low and High respectively The SAARF LSM is a unique means of segmenting the South African market.
Page 129 - Communications technology The Internet and other forms of communications technology are altering the way in which information flows, ideas spread and commerce is conducted. The revolution caused by changes in communications technology is likely to affect people and localities in fundamentally different ways. Whereas some people will no doubt benefit from this, others are likely to continue to be banished to the periphery of society.