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South Africa: Twelve Perspectives on the Transition
South Africa: Twelve Perspectives on the Transition
Edited by Helen A. Kitchen and J. Coleman Kitchen
Praeger, 1994, 203 pp

Most of the pieces in this volume are by acknowledged experts, and all originally appeared as issues of CSIS Africa Notes published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dating from January 1988 to January 1994, they address a range of topics including shifts in South Africa's military and nuclear policies, the evolving politics of the African National Congress, and the white governments that ruled before April 1994. A chapter written in mid-1992 compares democratization efforts in Russia and South Africa. Reading such recent but outdated analyses is rather like nibbling at the remains of yesterday's salad, but researchers in years to come will find the collection a useful historical resource.