Election 2014 South Africa

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As voters articulate their judgments of the parties and leaders in their fifth democratic election, Election 2014 South Africa: The Campaigns, Results & Future Prospects provides a platform for in-depth discussion and analysis of party campaigns, voting patterns, and election results of the 2014 general elections. Following the tradition of previous volumes that cover South Africa’s national and provincial elections since 1994, this book draws on the expertise of renowned authors to cover important aspects of the election, including the major political party campaigns, the media’s coverage of the campaigns, the latest trends in political participation and party fortunes, gender dynamics, the black middle class, as well as insights into the voter and public opinion on the eve of the election. Readers are presented with more than a mere study of a single election; they are also presented with a contemporary understanding of electoral politics and democracy in South Africa over two democratic decades and reflections on how elections strengthen the quality and prospects for democracy.


Collette Schulz-Herzenberg is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR) at the University of Cape Town. She has worked for the Institute for Security Studies, the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA), and as an elections analyst for the South African Broadcasting Corporation during elections. Roger Southall is professor emeritus in sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand and, during 2013, Van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Professor in Politics and Sociology at the University of Cape Town. Previously, he was executive director/distinguished research fellow at the Human Sciences Research Council, and before that professor of political studies at Rhodes University. He is a coeditor of Zunami!: The South African General Election of 2009.