An African Athens: Rhetoric and the Shaping of Democracy in by Philippe-Joseph Salazar

By Philippe-Joseph Salazar

An African Athens deals an research of a brand new ecology of rhetoric--the reshaping of a kingdom right into a democracy via rhetorical potential. writer Philippe-Joseph Salazar presents a normal view of matters as they've got taken form within the apartheid and post-apartheid South African adventure, offering the rustic as a notable level for enjoying out the good subject matters of public deliberation and the increase of postmodern rhetorical democracy. Salazar's intimate vantage aspect makes a speciality of the amazing case of a democracy gained on the negotiating desk and in addition received on a daily basis in public deliberation.

This quantity provides a full-scale rhetorical research of a democratic transformation in post-Cold conflict period, and gives a examine of the dying of apartheid and post-apartheid from the point of view of political and public rhetoric and verbal exchange. In doing so, it serves as a template for comparable enquiries within the rhetorical learn of rising democracies.

meant for readers engaged within the learn of political and public rhetoric with an curiosity in how democracy takes form, An African Athens highlights South Africa as a attempt case for international democracy, for rhetoric, and for the relevance of rhetoric experiences in a postmodern democracy.

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