Providing a much-needed antidote to recent revisionist attempts to 'rehabilitate' apartheid, this major new text by a leading authority offers a considered and substantive reassessment of the nature, endurance and significance of apartheid in South Africa as well as the reasons for its dramatic collapse. Paying particular attention to the international dimension as well as the domestic, the author assesses the impact of anti-apartheid protest, of changing attitudes of Western governments to the apartheid regime and the evolution of South African government policies to the outside world.
Adrian Guelke is Professor of Comparative Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnic Conflict, Queen's University, Belfast. He was previously Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations, University of Witwatersrand. He is editor of the South African Journal of International Relations and is author of many books including South Africa in Transition.