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Evaluating the Legacy of Nonviolence in South Africa

Author: Gail Presbey

In: Peace and Change, Vol 31, No 2, 2006, pp. 141-174

Evaluates claims that ‘nonviolence, if adhered to more resolutely, would have ended apartheid sooner’, reminding readers of the high level of support for the ANC’s armed wing. Suggests that despite some over-simplifications, the claims for nonviolence, though speculative, are plausible.