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Author Francis, Suzanne, 1970-
Title Institutionalizing Elites : Political Elite Formation and Change in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature.
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2011.

Author Francis, Suzanne, 1970-
Series Afrika-Studiecentrum series, 1570-9310 ; v. 23
Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 23. 1570-9310
Subject KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). Legislature.
Elite (Social sciences) -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal.
Legislators -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal -- Social conditions.
Political parties -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natal.
KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) -- Politics and government.
Description 1 online resource (334 pages).
Contents Institutionalizing Elites; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of graphs and tables; Acknowledgements; Glossary and abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1 A THEORY AND METHODOLOGY FOR THE STUDY OF ELITES; The context of KwaZulu-Natal -- methodological problems; Methodology of the study; 2 HISTORICAL CONTEXTS AND POLITICAL ELITE FORMATION IN KWAZULU AND NATAL; Defining political ideas and political spaces; The roots of political elite formation; Political elite formation during 'the struggle'; Contested elite formation during the transition.
Key factors and contexts in elite formation prior to 19943 SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EMERGING POLITICAL ELITE; Social characteristics among the political elite; Social clusters of the political elite; Conclusion; 4 POLITICAL, ORGANISATIONAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BACKGROUND OF AN EMERGING POLITICAL ELITE; Initial political involvement; Extent of former political involvement: Veterans and newcomers; Types of former political involvement; Patterns of party political identification; Conclusion; 5 INTRA-PARTY DYNAMICS AND POLITICAL ELITE CIRCULATION.
The structure of opportunities within the provincial legislatureIntra-party dynamics in the IFP and ANC; Recruitment and circulation; Volatility in political elite circulation; Conclusion; 6 INTER-PARTY DYNAMICS, COALITION POLITICS AND CROSS PARTY ELITE BONDING; The first term: Strengthening institutionalizing rules and procedures; The 1999 IFP-ANC coalition: Institutionalizing certainty; The IFP-DA alliance: Syncretic relationships; Conclusion; 7 THE DEVELOPMENT OF INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY; Institutional factors that define the institutional capacity of political elites.
The provincial legislature and the committee systemCase study: The National Council of Provinces Standing Committee in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature; Streams of political elites: Policy, politics and institutional capacity; Conclusion; CONCLUSION: THE POLITICAL ELITE OF KWAZULU-NATAL; Theoretical development; References; Index.
Summary This book offers a new framework for the study of political elites and an empirically rich interrogation of the realization, accumulation and exercise of institutionalized political power by political elites in the African context of the Provincial Legislature of KwaZulu-Natal.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004224094 (electronic bk.)
9004224092 (electronic bk.)
9004219226 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9789004219229 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 769927277
Additional Format Print version: Francis, Suzanne. Institutionalizing Elites : Political Elite Formation and Change in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature. Leiden : BRILL, ©2011 9789004219229

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