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Law and Revolution in South Africa
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Law and Revolution in South Africa: uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation

Drucilla Cornell


This book grapples with fundamental questions regarding what type of revolution took place in South Africa over a more than 50 year long struggle. Each chapter grapples with the questions related to the idea that the revolution in South Africa was a substantive revolution, because of its insistence on the establishment of a democratic and constitutional state that recognized the thoroughgoing wrongs of the colonial and apartheid past.

Keywords: Revolution, Constitutionalism, Democracy, Transitional Justice, National Liberation, Post-colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823257577
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823257577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Drucilla Cornell, author
Rutgers University