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Address by Former President Nelson Mandela: Delivered at the Independent International Commission on Kosovo's Final Seminar, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, August 25, 2000

The Independent International Commission on Kosovo

in The Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243099
eISBN:
9780191599538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243093.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This section is the text of an address delivered by Nelson Mandela to the Kosovo Commission's final seminar. It focuses on Africa's need for international attention and assistance to fight gross ... More


Conclusion: Toward a New Order

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This conclusion begins with a vignette of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990. It then explores some aspects of the anti-apartheid movement that crested during the late 1980s, lingering on ... More


The hero's story: the male leader's autobiography and the syntax of postcolonial nationalism

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Narratives give form to and legitimate the process of post-colonial and national coming-into-being. In nationalist movements in India and Africa, leaders' tales operate as inaugural symbolic texts ... More


Understanding the Past to Reshape the Future: Problems of South Africa’s Transition

Francis Wilson

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter considers the problems of economic transition in South Africa. It begins by discussing the country's economic problems and their historical roots. It describes some of the major factors ... More


Redrawing the Lines

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Rivonia Trial, most especially Nelson Mandela’s statement from the dock in April 1964, effected a redrawing of the lines between law and politics in South Africa. Mandela and the ANC, up to the ... More


Into the Storm: The Politics of Political Bio-pics

Ellen Cheshire

in Bio-pics: A Life in Pictures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172059
eISBN:
9780231850681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172059.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes films that focus on three contrasting politicians: Richard Nixon, Abraham Lincoln, and Nelson Mandela. Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon (2008) combines both the importance of Nixon pre- ... More


Injustice at Both Ends: Pre- and Post-apartheid Literary Approaches to Injustice, Sentiment and Humanism in the Work of C. Louis Leipoldt, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and the Film Invictus

Riaan Oppelt

in African, American and European Trajectories of Modernity: Past Oppression, Future Justice?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474400404
eISBN:
9781474412476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400404.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter offers an historical reading of injustices in South Africa. Drawing on South African fiction as well as the medium of film, it documents the injustice of the sociohistorical ... More


External Mission: The ANC in Exile, 1960-1990

Stephen Ellis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199330614
eISBN:
9780199388165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330614.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in February 1990 was one of the most memorable moments of recent decades. It came a few days after the removal of the ban on the African National Congress (ANC); ... More


The Invisible History of Prisoner Radicalization

Mark S. Hamm

in The Spectacular Few: Prisoner Radicalization and the Evolving Terrorist Threat

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725443
eISBN:
9780814724071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725443.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter argues that prisoner radicalization—far from being a recent phenomenon—is in fact an old issue rooted in the legacies of the likes of Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, ... More


Voices: Heroes, Martyrs, Witnesses and Experts

Alison Brysk

in Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982660
eISBN:
9780199362523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982660.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the role of charismatic and expert voice in articulating the message of human rights campaigns. Both collective and individual voice are considered. The chapter profiles the ... More


Explaining Economic Reform in Croatia and South Africa

Leonardo Baccini and Johannes Urpelainen

in Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform: When and How International Institutions Help

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199388998
eISBN:
9780199389018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388998.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter presents two detailed case studies (Croatia, South Africa) based on interviews, primary sources, and the secondary literature. In each case, democratization caused demand for ... More


After Rivonia

Kenneth S. Broun

in Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740222
eISBN:
9780190254391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740222.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the aftermath of the Rivonia Trial. Mandela and his co-accused were eventually released from prison by the government. Denis Goldberg got his freedom after twenty-two years of ... More


Starring Mandela and Cosby: Media and the End(s) of Apartheid

Ron Krabill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226451886
eISBN:
9780226451909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451909.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

During the worst years of apartheid, the most popular show on television in South Africa—among both Black and White South Africans—was The Cosby Show. Why did people living under a system built on ... More


Conscience Denied: Amnesty International and the Antirevolution of the 1960s

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter provides an analysis of Amnesty International’s 1964 disqualification of South African Nelson Mandela as prisoner of conscience. Despite having initially adopted Mandela as a victim of ... More


Mandela at the Dock

Kenneth S. Broun

in Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740222
eISBN:
9780190254391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740222.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the defense team's decision to have Nelson Mandela make a statement to the court rather than testify during the Rivonia Trial. The most crucial decision the defense needed to ... More


From Pariah to Promoter: South Africa

Alison Brysk

in Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195381573
eISBN:
9780199852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381573.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

South Africa's historic transformation from dictatorship to democracy is paralleled by an equally remarkable transition in foreign policy: from realist supporter of regional instability and unholy ... More


Justice and the Art of Transition

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the implications of various attempts to imagine, cross, and redraw existing lines in South Africa’s postapartheid cultural, political, and legal landscapes. The discussions play ... More


. Dinkins’s First Months

Wayne Dawkins

in City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes events in the first months of Mayor David N. Dinkins’s administration, among which was the black boycott led by activist Sonny Carson against Bong Jae Jang’s Red Apple green ... More


Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa

Kenneth S. Broun

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740222
eISBN:
9780190254391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740222.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

When South Africa's apartheid government charged Nelson Mandela with planning its overthrow in 1963, most observers feared that he would be sentenced to death. But the support he and his fellow ... More


Arrests and Escapes

Kenneth S. Broun

in Saving Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial and the Fate of South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199740222
eISBN:
9780190254391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199740222.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the arrests made by the South African security police in the suburb of Rivonia in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1963. Rivonia was a sparsely developed exurban community that ... More


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