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By Pierre Beaudet, Nancy Thede, Alice Ridout, Greggor Mattson

The e-book takes a troublesome examine inner advancements and sophistication formation within the zone and explores the complicated dynamics underlying the 'failure' of socialist transformation, demystifying the highly-simplified 'destabilisation' thesis and pointing to a few of the issues that forces for switch in South Africa itself can have to stand within the Nineteen Nineties. The chapters make major connection with altering current and destiny relatives with South Africa, and to the impression of inner adjustments at the improvement of neighbouring countries.

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We will tum to the specific arguments presented by some of the authors in the next section. Useful observations for approaching the overall problem of Southern Africa in general are offered by O'Meara 12 and Du Pisani,13 both of whom in different ways underline the fact that past and present processes controlled by the South African government or by global forces, have served and are serving to define and limit the parameters of future choice, both for the states of the region and for a future democratic South African government.

US diplomacy in Africa is now the only one backed by the threat of military action. ' 21 In the Southern African Region The devastation wrought on the countries of the region, and particularly Angola and Mozambique, has led them to compromise with South Africa in the hopes of being able to buy a measure of peace and stability enabling them to rebuild their economies. 22 South Africa appears to have succeeded in circumscribing SWAPO's political and economic options to the extent that the apartheid regime can claim to have accorded Namibia its independence, while at the same time that independence poses no immediate threat, either militarily or economically.

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