Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC: Second Edition - Gumede, William Mervin
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Thabo Mbeki plays a crucial role in world politics, but to many people he is an enigma. In this book Gumede pulls together his insights from years of reporting on the Mbeki presidency to create a sophisticated but easy-to-read account of power in South Africa. He explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies and reveals the underlying political and personal tensions that help explain the forces that have created one of the world's most powerful and enigmatic leaders. Covering Mbeki's attempts to modernize the economy and kick-start an African Renaissance, and investigating his…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Thabo Mbeki plays a crucial role in world politics, but to many people he is an enigma. In this book Gumede pulls together his insights from years of reporting on the Mbeki presidency to create a sophisticated but easy-to-read account of power in South Africa. He explores the complex position that Mbeki occupies and reveals the underlying political and personal tensions that help explain the forces that have created one of the world's most powerful and enigmatic leaders. Covering Mbeki's attempts to modernize the economy and kick-start an African Renaissance, and investigating his controversial stance on issues from AIDS to Zimbabwe, the book offers invaluable insights into the arcane machinations behind political decisions that touch the lives of millions every day.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: ZED BOOKS LTD
  • Revised
  • Seitenzahl: 496
  • Erscheinungstermin: November 2007
  • Deutsch, Englisch
  • Abmessung: 242mm x 165mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 866g
  • ISBN-13: 9781842778470
  • ISBN-10: 1842778471
  • Artikelnr.: 22723049
Autorenporträt
William Mervin Gumede is a columnist for the Sunday Independent, and he also does work for the Economist Intelligence Unit (London), BBC World Service (London), African Intelligence Newsletter (Paris) and Omvarlden (Stockholm). He was deputy editor of the Sowetan and senior editor at the Financial Mail. He has won several journalism awards, including the South African Courageous Journalism Award (1997), the FBJ's Excellence in Business Journalism Award (2001) and the Sanlam South African Excellence in Financial Journalism Award (2000). William was educated at the University of Utrecht, Wolfson College, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. He is a visiting research fellow at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management at Wits, and is a former Clive Menell Fellow at Duke University, US.