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Comparative Analysis: The churches and their affect on society and politics in the cases of South Africa and Namibia.

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  • Essay length: 7690 words
  • Submitted: 28/01/2005
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GCSE Politics

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Dept. Peace & Conflict Research

Uppsala University

BICS - 2002

Comparative Analysis:

The churches and their affect on society and politics in the cases of South Africa and Namibia.

In this essay I aim to throw light upon the topic of interaction between the churches, society and politics in South Africa and Namibia and the effects of the liberation events of 1990 upon this interaction. First I will give and introduction to the focuses of this essay. Then I will illustrate why I feel the effectiveness of the churches as a force for socio-political change in the cases of South Africa and Namibia varies. Next I will present a theory that will attempt to explain this variation. Following that I will discuss the two cases individually, giving empirical data to illustrate how the two cases apply to the theory. Finally I will make a comparative analysis of the empirical data, to see how it corresponds to the theory.

Introduction

1990 was a landmark year in the histories of both South Africa and Namibia. In both countries huge yokes of oppression were cast away. In South Africa apartheid legislation was repealed,

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