Lecture: Overcoming Apartheid, Embracing Democracy: Lessons From the South African “Miracle”


Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C-103

James L. Gibson, Washington University in St. Louis and Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

What accounts for the success of the South African transition from the hated apartheid regime to a modern pluralistic democracy? Drawing on a decade of research, Gibson seeks to extract lessons for success from South Africa and to identify factors that might be replicated in other societies in transition.

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