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Christiaan Keulder
The Three Key Concepts
The Scope of this Book
Henning Melber
Exchange Patterns Emerging and the Establishment of Colo- nial Relations
Final Defeat: The Establishment of Formal Colonial Rule
The New System: Colonial-capitalist Relations in a Settler Society
The Character and Impact of the Early Colonial State
André du Pisani
The State
Civil Society
The Making of the Apartheid State: 1915-1960
Mandate: A Cautionary Tale
The Urban Arena
Party Formation
Black Resistance
The Origins of the Legal Dispute
The Politics of Resistance: 1959-1972
The Politics of Controlled Change: 1971-1989
Gerhard Erasmus
Introduction: Statehood through a Constitution
The Origins of the Constitution
What is a Constitution?
Basic Features of the Namibian Constitution
Life under the Constitution: What is the Record?
How to Evaluate the Record
The Constitution as the Founding Document for the Namibian State
The Constitution as a National Compact
The Constitution as a Yardstick for Good Governance
List of human rights abuse cases brought to court from 1989
Gerhard Tötemeyer
Local Democracy and Empowerment
Decentralisation and the Parameters of National Policy
Forms of Decentralisation
Local Authorities in Namibia
Before Independence
Since Independence
Strengthening Local Authorities
Regional Government
Creating New Structures
Linking the Regions and the Centre
The Functions
Traditional Authorities
Decentralisation within the Namibian Context
Key Elements of the Policy
Powers and Functions to be Decentralised
Development Coordinating Committees, and Development Committees
Concluding Remarks
Defning Traditional Leadership
The Issues
Models of Traditional Leadership
The Kingdoms of Northern Namibia
Postcolonial Developments
The Jurisdiction of Traditional Leaders
The State of the Institution
Structural Problems
Additional Problems
Addressing the Problems
Traditional Authorities and the State
Heike Becker
A Controversial Law
Theoretical Perspectives on Gender, Tradition and the State
The Construction of Gender
Gender and “Tradition”
Gender and the State in Africa
A Glance at Precolonial Gender in Namibia
Gender, “Tradition” and the State in Colonial Namibia
The Gender Politics of the Nationalist Struggle
Gender and the State in Postcolonial Namibia
National Gender Policy
Non-governmental Women’s Movements in Postcolonial Namibia
Priority Issues
Strategic Debates and Attempts to Forge “Women’s Unity”
Gender, “Tradition” and Authority in Rural Namibia
Martin Sycholt and Gilton Klerck
State and Government
Theories of Labour Relations and of the State
Radical/Confict Approach
Political Ideologies and Economic Growth
The Relationship between the State and Labour Relations
Market Individualism
Liberal Collectivism
Contextualising the Namibian State
Inherited Constraints
Exile Politics – Authoritarian and Pragmatic
The Regional and International Context
Nationalism and Development
Economic Policy and Labour Relations
The State and the Social Partnership Challenge
Levels of State Involvement in Labour Relations
Government as Legislator
Government as Regulator
Judiciary – the Labour Court
The State as Employer
Christiaan Keulder, Antonie Nord and Christoph Emminghaus
Survey data
Orientation towards Institutions
Participation and Competition in Elections
Political Participation Outside Elections
Freedom of Speech and the Right to Criticise Government
Democracy and a Culture of Confict Resolution
Orientation toward the State, Society, Culture and Identity
Expectations and the Issue of Legitimacy
Explaining the Vote
The Ethnic Vote
The Party Identifcation (Loyalty) Vote
The Protest Vote
The Tactical Vote
The Pocket-book Vote
The Sociotropic Vote
Towards an Explanation of Voting Behaviour in Namibia
Voter Motivation
Party Choice
Voters and Party Sympathy
The Independent Associations
Voters and their Sources of Information
Conclusions and Future Directions
Foreign Policy
South Africa
Economic Diplomacy
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