Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 February 2019

266 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190847180

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Contradictions of Democracy

Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Nicholas Rush Smith

Oxford Studies in Culture and Politics

  • Argues that vigilantism in South Africa is a response to the extension of the country's robust rights regime
  • Provides a new way for understanding state formation through vigilantism
  • Offers theoretical, political, and policy insights for other states dealing with vigilantism