The state of party politics: struggles within the tripartite alliance and the decline of opposition

SOURCE: State of the nation: South Africa 2003-2004
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Southall
SOURCE EDITOR(S): J.Daniel, A.Habib, R.Southall
KEYWORDS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC), POLITICAL CHANGE, POLITICAL PARTIES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2498

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Abstract

This paper will utilise the Cronin interview to explore the key aspects of this debate. By examining recent developments it will ask: Is the ANC becoming more bureaucratised and less internally democratic? Is the ANC becoming increasingly dominant over its partners in the Alliance? And is the ANC's extending dominance of the political arena leading to the decline of political opposition?