South Africa: Reluctant Federalists. Richard Simeon. Some South Africa/Iraq parallels. Colonial past Non-democratic rule by one minority Close to civil war International context fostered conflict, hindered resolution Deeply divided society
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We the people:
Like Spain and India the South Africa Constitution does not declare South Africa to be federal
But it is federal in form:
Central to the constitutional pact.
Wants federalism: why?
Each sphere must:
Provinces are weak in many ways:
Three scenarios currently under debate:
Some evidence of increasing regional identities and interests