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Power In Action - Democracy, Citizenship And Social Justice (Paperback): Steven Friedman Power In Action - Democracy, Citizenship And Social Justice (Paperback)
Steven Friedman
R350 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"What are democracies meant to do? And how does one know when one is a democratic state?" These incisive questions and more by leading political scientist, Steven Friedman, underlie this robust enquiry into what democracy means for South Africa post 1994.

Democracy and its prospects are often viewed through a lens which reflects the dominant Western understanding. New democracies are compared to idealised notions of the way in which the system is said to operate in the global North. The democracies of Western Europe and North America are understood to be the finished product and all others are assessed by how far they have progressed towards approximating this model. The goal of new democracies, like South Africa and other developing nation-states, is thus to become like the global North.

Power in Action persuasively argues against this stereotype. Friedman asserts that democracies can only work when every adult has an equal say in the public decisions that affect them. From this point of view, democracies are not finished products and some nations in the global South may be more democratic than their Northern counterparts. Democracy is achieved not by adopting idealised models derived from other societies – rather, it is the product of collective action by citizens who claim the right to be heard not only through public protest action, but also through the conscious exercise of influence on public and private power holders.

Viewing democracy in this way challenges us to develop a deeper understanding of democracy’s challenges and in so doing to ensure that more citizens can claim a say over more decisions in society.

The Colour of Our Future - Does race matter in post-apartheid South Africa? (Paperback): Xolela Mangcu The Colour of Our Future - Does race matter in post-apartheid South Africa? (Paperback)
Xolela Mangcu; Xolela Mangcu, Nina G. Jablonski, Lawrence Blum, Steven Friedman, … 1
R352 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R61 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

South Africa is ready for a new vocabulary than can form the basis for a national consciousness which recognises racialised identities while affirming that, as human beings, we are much more than our racial, sexual, class, religious or national identities. The Colour of Our Future makes a bold and ambitious contribution to the discourse on race. It addresses the tension between the promise of a post-racial society and the persistence of racialised identities in South Africa, which has historically played itself out in debates between the 'I don't see race' of non-racialism and the 'I'm proud to be black' of black consciousness. The chapters in this volume highlight the need for a race-transcendent vision that moves beyond 'the festival of negatives' embodied in concepts such as non-racialism, non-sexism, anti-colonialism and anti-apartheid. Steve Biko's notion of a 'joint culture' is the scaffold on which this vision rests; it recognises that a race-transcendent society can only be built by acknowledging the constituent elements of South Africa's EuroAfricanAsian heritage. The distinguished authors in this volume have, over the past two decades, used the democratic space to insert into the public domain new conversations around the intersections of race and the economy, race and the state, race and the environment, race and ethnic difference, and race and higher education. Presented here is some of their most trenchant and yet still evolving thinking.

Race, class and power - Harold Wolpe and the radical critique of apartheid (Paperback): Steven Friedman Race, class and power - Harold Wolpe and the radical critique of apartheid (Paperback)
Steven Friedman
R395 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R69 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Over four decades ago, radical scholars began to suggest a new way of looking at South African society, one that blamed the economic power of those who owned property for the racial bondage of the black majority. Their work, and the debates it triggered, are mostly forgotten: but they and their critics have much to say that sheds lights on today's South African realities. Harold Wolpe was arguably the most influential theorist of this generation. His writing played a major role in a revolution in thought and his celebrated escape from prison in the 1960s made him a symbol of alternative action. Race, Class and Power clearly and insightfully examines Wolpe's work in the political, intellectual and social contexts in which it was developed and to which it gave form. Drawing on interviews with those he worked with, disagreed with and inspired, the book also maps his influence on ideas and the culture that emerged in anti-apartheid circles in the 1970s. Wolpe's writing is a prism through which South African society can be viewed; this book is an intellectual biography both of Wolpe and of South Africa's left. Race, Class and Power also assesses and engages with the ongoing impact of Wolpe's ideas into the post-apartheid present. Moreover, it suggests how Wolpe's work can move us towards a way of thinking about and acting upon South Africa's realities differently. `This book is a significant and provocative intervention in three discussions, namely the evolution of the analysis of South African society and its history; the role of intellectuals and social theory in the liberation struggle; and the place and content of social analysis in developing political strategy, and particularly in elaborating alternatives to the sterile policies of the ANC government. `I strongly and forcefully recommend this book.'- Professor Dan O'Meara, Departement de science politique. Universite du Quebec a Montreal.

Ultimate Price - The Value We Place on Life (Hardcover): Howard Steven Friedman Ultimate Price - The Value We Place on Life (Hardcover)
Howard Steven Friedman
R552 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R109 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How much is a human life worth? Individuals, families, companies, and governments routinely place a price on human life. The calculations that underlie these price tags are often buried in technical language, yet they influence our economy, laws, behaviors, policies, health, and safety. These price tags are often unfair, infused as they are with gender, racial, national, and cultural biases that often result in valuing the lives of the young more than the old, the rich more than the poor, whites more than blacks, Americans more than foreigners, and relatives more than strangers. This is critical since undervalued lives are left less-protected and more exposed to risk. Howard Steven Friedman explains in simple terms how economists and data scientists at corporations, regulatory agencies, and insurance companies develop and use these price tags and points a spotlight at their logical flaws and limitations. He then forcefully argues against the rampant unfairness in the system. Readers will be enlightened, shocked, and, ultimately, empowered to confront the price tags we assign to human lives and understand why such calculations matter.

Citizen Action and National Policy Reform - Making Change Happen (Paperback, New): John Gaventa, Rosemary McGee Citizen Action and National Policy Reform - Making Change Happen (Paperback, New)
John Gaventa, Rosemary McGee; Contributions by Rabea Naciri, Amita Baviskar, Michael D. Layton, …
R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How does citizen activism win changes in national policy? Which factors help to make myriad efforts by diverse actors add up to reform? What is needed to overcome setbacks, and to consolidate the smaller victories? These questions need answers. Aid agencies have invested heavily in supporting civil society organizations as change agents in fledgling and established democracies alike. Evidence gathered by donors, NGOs and academics demonstrates how advocacy and campaigning can reconfigure power relations and transform governance structures at the local and global levels. In the rush to go global or stay local, however, the national policy sphere was recently neglected. Today, there is growing recognition of the key role of champions of change inside national governments, and the potential of their engagement with citizen activists outside. These advances demand a better understanding of how national and local actors can combine approaches to simultaneously work the levers of change, and how their successes relate to actors and institutions at the international level. This book brings together eight studies of successful cases of citizen activism for national policy changes in South Africa, Morocco, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Turkey, India and the Philippines. They detail the dynamics and strategies that have led to the introduction, change or effective implementation of policies responding to a range of rights deficits. Drawing on influential social science theory about how political and social change occurs, the book brings new empirical insights to bear on it, both challenging and enriching current understandings.

Power in Action - Democracy, Citizenship and Social Justice (Hardcover): Steven Friedman Power in Action - Democracy, Citizenship and Social Justice (Hardcover)
Steven Friedman
R2,110 Discovery Miles 21 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Williamson v. Shrackle - Case File (Paperback): Steven Friedman, Molly Townes O'Brien, Kevin L Prins Williamson v. Shrackle - Case File (Paperback)
Steven Friedman, Molly Townes O'Brien, Kevin L Prins
R992 Discovery Miles 9 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid (Paperback): Ilan Pappe Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid (Paperback)
Ilan Pappe; Contributions by Ronnie Kasrils, Oren Ben-Dor, Jonathan Cook, Leila Farsakh, …
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Within the already heavily polarised debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, parallels between Israel and apartheid South Africa remain highly contentious. A number of prominent academic and political commentators, including former US president Jimmy Carter and UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard, have argued that Israel's treatment of its Arab-Israeli citizens and the people of the occupied territories amounts to a system of oppression no less brutal or inhumane than that of South Africa's white supremacists. Similarly, boycott and disinvestment campaigns comparable to those employed by anti-apartheid activists have attracted growing support. Yet while the 'apartheid question' has become increasingly visible in this debate, there has been little in the way of genuine scholarly analysis of the similarities (or otherwise) between the Zionist and apartheid regimes. In Israel and South Africa, Ilan Pappe, one of Israel's preeminent academics and a noted critic of the current government, brings together lawyers, journalists, policy makers and historians of both countries to assess the implications of the apartheid analogy for international law, activism and policy making. With contributors including the distinguished anti-apartheid activist Ronnie Kasrils, Israel and South Africa offers a bold and incisive perspective on one of the defining moral questions of our age.

Mbeki and After - Reflections on the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki (Paperback): Richard Calland, Jane Duncan, Steven Friedman, Mark... Mbeki and After - Reflections on the Legacy of Thabo Mbeki (Paperback)
Richard Calland, Jane Duncan, Steven Friedman, Mark Gevisser, Daryl Glaser, …
R160 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R28 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

For nearly ten years - indeed more if we include his period of influence under Mandela's presidency - Thabo Mbeki bestrode South Africa's political stage. Despite attempts by some in the new ANC leadership to airbrush out his role, there can be little doubt that Mbeki was a seminal figure in South Africa's new democracy, one who left a huge mark in many fields, perhaps most controversially in state and party management, economic policy, public health intervention, foreign affairs and race relations. If we wish to understand the character and fate of post-1994 South Africa, we must therefore ask: What kind of political system, economy and society has the former President bequeathed to the government of Jacob Zuma and to the citizens of South Africa generally? This question is addressed head-on here by a diverse range of analysts, commentators and participants in the political process. Amongst the specific questions they seek to answer: What is Mbeki's legacy for patterns of inclusion and exclusion based on race, class and gender? How, if at all, did his presidency reshape relations within the state, between the state and the ruling party and between the state and society? How did he reposition South Africa on the continent and in the world? This book will be of interest to anyone wishing to understand the current political landscape in South Africa, and Mbeki's role in shaping it.

Confessions of an American Buddhist (Paperback): Michael Steven Friedman Confessions of an American Buddhist (Paperback)
Michael Steven Friedman
R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What tupe of Buddhism would cause over 10,000,000 Japanese families to begin practicing in only 60 years since World War II? That's an average of over 456 people each day! Not very well understood in America, its growth has been unprecedented in world religious history. Discover through the trials and tribulations of living the single life in New York City, how a young man discovered his own understanding of true happiness through this seemingly unusual but simple practice. A story of humor and sensitivity, the clear explanations found throughout will challenge the foundations of western religious thinking. (Click on PREVIEW THIS BOOK to see the complete text of back cover and flaps).

The Measure of a Nation - How to Regain America's Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing (Paperback): Howard... The Measure of a Nation - How to Regain America's Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing (Paperback)
Howard Steven Friedman; Foreword by Stan Bernstein
R417 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R78 (19%) Out of stock

If America were a corporation, how would an independent analyst judge its ability to compete against other corporate giants? According to the author, that hypothetical analyst would label America a corporate dinosaur and recommend that the nation either change or face extinction.
This book focuses on how to improve America by first comparing its performance with thirteen competitive industrial nations, then identifying the best practices found throughout the world that can be adopted here in the United States. The author lays out some disturbing facts about America's lack of competitiveness in five key areas: health, education, safety, equality, and even democracy. Taking the approach that "data doesn't lie," the author notes alarming statistics, for example:
-Americans have the lowest life expectancy among all competitor nations.
-Americans are at least two times more likely to be murdered and four times more likely to be incarcerated than any other competitor country, including Japan, France, and the United Kingdom.
-America shows the sharpest disparity between rich and poor among all nations on its competitor list.
Using charts that clearly illustrate the unbiased, party-neutral data, the author uncovers the major problem areas that the nation must address to become a leader again. Homing in on best practices from other countries than can be adapted to the United States, the author plots a course to transform America from a corporate behemoth burdened by internal issues and poor performance to a thriving business with an exciting portfolio of solutions.

Citizen Action and National Policy Reform - Making Change Happen (Hardcover, New): John Gaventa, Rosemary McGee Citizen Action and National Policy Reform - Making Change Happen (Hardcover, New)
John Gaventa, Rosemary McGee; Contributions by Rabea Naciri, Amita Baviskar, Michael D. Layton, …
R1,793 Discovery Miles 17 930 Out of stock

How does citizen activism win changes in national policy? Which factors help to make myriad efforts by diverse actors add up to reform? What is needed to overcome setbacks, and to consolidate the smaller victories? These questions need answers. Aid agencies have invested heavily in supporting civil society organizations as change agents in fledgling and established democracies alike. Evidence gathered by donors, NGOs and academics demonstrates how advocacy and campaigning can reconfigure power relations and transform governance structures at the local and global levels. In the rush to go global or stay local, however, the national policy sphere was recently neglected. Today, there is growing recognition of the key role of champions of change inside national governments, and the potential of their engagement with citizen activists outside. These advances demand a better understanding of how national and local actors can combine approaches to simultaneously work the levers of change, and how their successes relate to actors and institutions at the international level. This book brings together eight studies of successful cases of citizen activism for national policy changes in South Africa, Morocco, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Turkey, India and the Philippines. They detail the dynamics and strategies that have led to the introduction, change or effective implementation of policies responding to a range of rights deficits. Drawing on influential social science theory about how political and social change occurs, the book brings new empirical insights to bear on it, both challenging and enriching current understandings.

Golden Memories of the San Francisco Bay Area (Paperback): Steven Friedman Golden Memories of the San Francisco Bay Area (Paperback)
Steven Friedman
R440 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R85 (19%) Out of stock

San Francisco, the flamboyant and cosmopolitan city by the
bay and its neighboring municipalities, was born to tell stories upon stories. Ranging in ages from 68 to 91, the narrators reflect the ethnic and religious diversity of a metropolis that has been a pioneer of several social, political, and cultural movements. They also stretch across both ends of the economic spectrum. A Japanese-American woman describes the harsh humiliation of internment during World War II, while an Irish Catholic man fondly remembers being a paperboy in the same neighborhood for ten years -- until he was 20. An African-American woman from Marin City explains why she'll never sell the quilts she makes. Another woman recalls kissing under the Golden Gate Bridge with the man who eventually became her husband.
The book also utilizes more than 80 photographs from the
narrators and the collections of local libraries, museums, and historical societies to complement the poignant, humorous, and revealing portraits of the people and places of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Complications in Orthopaedics - Distal Radius Fractures (Paperback): Steven Friedman Complications in Orthopaedics - Distal Radius Fractures (Paperback)
Steven Friedman
R2,770 Discovery Miles 27 700 Out of stock

Complications in Orthopaedics is a richly illustrated, in-depth case-based discussion of treatment options for specific orthopaedic complications - and how to prevent the complications from happening in the first place. This series draws on current literature to support diagnosis, initial treatment and management decision-making process. These books will enhance the doctors'diagnostic and treatment skills for a range of conditions and help them prepare for common complications in advance. The upcoming title in the series will focus on complications surrounding fractures of the distal radius. Topics include: Malunion; Nounion; Distal Radiolunar Joint; Contracture; Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome; Hardware Complications; Associated Injuries; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Long Journey - South Africa'S Quest For A Negotiated Settlement (Paperback): Steven Friedman Long Journey - South Africa'S Quest For A Negotiated Settlement (Paperback)
Steven Friedman
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Out of stock

Most South Africans don't have the faintest idea what happened at Codesa, or is happening at subsequent multiparty negotiations. Plenaries, working groups, subgroups, independent election commissions, transitional executive councils, government of national unity... it's incomprehensible to almost everyone who hasn't been involved, and probably quite a few who have.
"The Long Journey -- South Africa's Quest for a Negotiated Settlement" seeks to penetrate the fog. Written by a team of analysts associated with the Johannesburg-based Centre for Policy Studies, it outlines events that led up to constitutional negotiations, recounts the history of Codesa and its aftermath, and, most important, attempts to draw out the implications for our political future.
This work is remarkable because it is both very comprehensive and very clear. It examines the workings of Codesa in great depth; there are detailed accounts of closed proceedings within the four working groups, based on interviews with prominent participants and confidential records of proceedings It graphically recounts events after Codesa's collapse, and the processes which led the parties back to the negotiating table. In mapping out the most probable political development paths, its clarifies the options open to the parties involved in negotiations and likely to govern South Africa in future. However, all this is presented in refreshingly pity and easily assimilable prose.
The themes identified by The Long Journey will remain vital to the country's future into the next decade. It is richly illustrated with photographs, which in themselves provide a valuable record of this period.

Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid (Hardcover): Ilan Pappe Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid (Hardcover)
Ilan Pappe; Contributions by Ronnie Kasrils, Oren Ben-Dor, Jonathan Cook, Leila Farsakh, …
R1,806 Discovery Miles 18 060 Out of stock

Within the already heavily polarised debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, parallels between Israel and apartheid South Africa remain highly contentious. A number of prominent academic and political commentators, including former US president Jimmy Carter and UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard, have argued that Israel's treatment of its Arab-Israeli citizens and the people of the occupied territories amounts to a system of oppression no less brutal or inhumane than that of South Africa's white supremacists. Similarly, boycott and disinvestment campaigns comparable to those employed by anti-apartheid activists have attracted growing support. Yet while the 'apartheid question' has become increasingly visible in this debate, there has been little in the way of genuine scholarly analysis of the similarities (or otherwise) between the Zionist and apartheid regimes. In Israel and South Africa, Ilan Pappe, one of Israel's preeminent academics and a noted critic of the current government, brings together lawyers, journalists, policy makers and historians of both countries to assess the implications of the apartheid analogy for international law, activism and policy making. With contributors including the distinguished anti-apartheid activist Ronnie Kasrils, Israel and South Africa offers a bold and incisive perspective on one of the defining moral questions of our age.

The New Language of Change - Constructive Collaboration in Psychotherapy (Paperback, Revised): Steven Friedman Harvard... The New Language of Change - Constructive Collaboration in Psychotherapy (Paperback, Revised)
Steven Friedman Harvard Community Health Plan, Harvard University, Usa.
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Out of stock

This volume offers clinicians and students an inside view of several new competency-based approaches that are transforming the field of psychotherapy. Showing how to build on client strengths, the book details a collaborative process in which the therapist and client co-construct meaning in the therapeutic conversation. In-depth clinical examples and question-and-answer exchanges between the editor and the chapter authors provide the reader with a uniquely personal view of the process of therapy. This book will be of great interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses.

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