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By Philippe-Joseph Salazar

An African Athens bargains an research of a brand new ecology of rhetoric--the reshaping of a state right into a democracy via rhetorical capability. writer Philippe-Joseph Salazar offers a basic view of concerns as they've got taken form within the apartheid and post-apartheid South African adventure, offering the rustic as a extraordinary degree for enjoying out the nice issues of public deliberation and the increase of postmodern rhetorical democracy. Salazar's intimate vantage element makes a speciality of the outstanding case of a democracy gained on the negotiating desk and likewise received on a daily basis in public deliberation.

This quantity offers a full-scale rhetorical research of a democratic transformation in post-Cold conflict period, and gives a examine of the loss of life of apartheid and post-apartheid from the viewpoint of political and public rhetoric and verbal exchange. In doing so, it serves as a template for related 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 worldwide democracy, for rhetoric, and for the relevance of rhetoric reviews in a postmodern democracy.

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