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Giliomee, Hermann 1938-

Overview
Works: 176 works in 492 publications in 2 languages and 10,247 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Autobiographies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DT888, 968.0043936
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Most widely held works by Hermann Giliomee
The awkward embrace : one-party domination and democracy by Hermann Giliomee( )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Democracies derive their resilience and vitality from the fact that the rule of a particular majority is usually only of a temporary nature. Examining four case studies, The Awkward Embrace considers democracies of a different kind: rule by a dominant party which is virtually undefeatable. These systems have been called Regnant Democracies or Uncommon Democracies. They are characterized by distinctive features: the staging of unfree or corrupt elections, the blurring of the lines between ruling party, government and the state, the introduction of a national project which is considered to be above politics, and the erosion of civil society. The Awkward Embrace addresses major issues such as why one such democracy, namely Taiwan, has been moving in the direction of a more competitive system; how economic crises, such as that in Mexico, can transform the system; how government-business relations in Malaysia are affecting the base of the dominant party; and whether South Africa will become a one-party-dominant system." --Book Jacket
The last Afrikaner leaders : a supreme test of power by Hermann Giliomee( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of apartheid. Instead of impersonal forces, or the resourcefulness of an indomitable resistance movement, he emphasizes the role of Nationalist leaders and of their outspoken critic Frederick van Zyl Slabbert. What motivated each of the last Afrikaner leaders, from Verwoerd to de Klerk? How did each try to reconcile economic growth, white privilege, and security with the demands of an increasingly assertive black leadership and unexpected population figures? In exploring each leader's background, reasoning, and personal foibles, Giliomee takes issue with the assumption that South Africa was inexorably heading for an ANC victory in 1994. He argues that historical accidents radically affected the course of politics. Drawing on primary sources and personal interviews, Giliomee offers a fresh and stimulating political history that attempts not to condemn but to understand why the last Afrikaner leaders did what they did, and why their own policies ultimately failed them."--Publisher's description
The Shaping of South African society, 1652-1820 by Richard Elphick( Book )

39 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the formative years of the Cape, 1652 to ca. 1840. During this period two processes began which have since been the main themes of South African history: the integration of Southern Africa into a world economy and the dominance of Europeans over blacks. The book attempts to analyse the development of social and economic patterns and gives attention to all the peoples and classes who inhabited the Cape colony
The Afrikaners : biography of a people by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historian and political analyst Hermann Giliomee weaves together life stories and historical interpretation to create a narrative history of the Afrikaners from their beginnings with the colonization of the Cape of Good Hope by the Dutch East India Company to the dismantling of apartheid and beyond. Throughout their history, Giliomee's Afrikaners are both colonizers and colonized. Actual or virtual servants of the Dutch East India Company, the Dutch 'burghers' nonetheless owned slaves and commanded servant labor."
Ethnic power mobilized : can South Africa change? by Heribert Adam( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From apartheid to nation-building : contemporary South African debates by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up against the fences : poverty, passes, and privilege in South Africa by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrikaner political thought : analysis and documents by André Du Toit( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating South Africa's future by University of the Witwatersrand( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elusive search for peace : South Africa, Israel and Northern Island [i.e. Ireland] by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines key themes : dominant group values; the role of the security forces; policing; armed struggle; reform and revolution; nationalism; ethno-nationalism; and the mythology of struggle
New history of South Africa by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Afrikaans and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parting of the ways : South African politics 1976-82 by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and crisis of Afrikaner power by Heribert Adam( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bold experiment : South Africa's new democracy( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kaap tydens die eerste Britse bewind, 1795-1803 by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history in our politics by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberal and populist democracy in South Africa : challenges, new threats to liberalism : presidential address : delivered in Johannesburg on 15 February 1996 by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrikaner political thought: analysis and documents by André Du Toit( Book )

21 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Question of survival : conversations with key South Africans( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afrikanermag : opkoms en toekoms by Hermann Giliomee( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in Afrikaans and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The awkward embrace : one-party domination and democracy
Alternative Names
Buhr-Giliomee, H. 1938-

Buhr-Giliomee, Hermann 1938-

Giliomee, H. 1938-

Giliomee, H. B. 1938-

Giliomee, Hermann.

Giliomee, Hermann 1938-

Giliomee, Hermann B. 1938-

Giliomee, Hermann Buhr

Giliomee, Hermann Buhr 1938-

Hermann Giliomee journalist uit Zuid-Afrika

Hermann Giliomee South African writer and historian

Hermann Giliomee südafrikanischer Historiker, Autor und Kolumnist

Languages
English (274)

Afrikaans (15)

Covers
The Shaping of South African society, 1652-1820The Afrikaners : biography of a peopleFrom apartheid to nation-building : contemporary South African debatesNegotiating South Africa's futureNew history of South Africa