In This Review

Constitutional Reform and Apartheid
Constitutional Reform and Apartheid
By L. J. Boulle
St. Martin's, 1984, 270 pp.

This authoritative volume details thoroughly and succinctly the process and product of South Africa's recent constitutional reform. The author, a South African lawyer, effectively disposes of its architects' "consociational" pretensions (claiming kinship with modes of government by consensus among groups, as in Switzerland). He also points to a future in which the distinction between "citizen" and "noncitizen" rather than between races will become the justification for white control over blacks in South Africa.