By Hakan Thorn
This booklet seems at anti-apartheid as a part of the background of current worldwide politics. It offers the 1st comparative research of other sections of the transnational anti-apartheid flow. the writer emphasizes the significance of a old standpoint on political cultures, social activities, and international civil society. reading part of twentieth century post-war heritage typically from a sociological standpoint it additionally highlights dimensions of globalization in an period during which we nonetheless reside; the facility of the media; and the facility of collective motion.
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As this book shows, globalization does not necessarily mean that the nation state, understood as a political space, is fading away. Rather, the nation state gains new meanings in the context of globalization, just as globalization has different meanings in different national contexts. The different ways that international and global political issues are articulated and translated into political action in different parts of the world, are dependent on local, that is, often national, political traditions and institutional conditions.
11 When Gunnar Helander, born in 1915, with the intention to follow his family track, went to Lund University to become a priest, he began a journey that would lead him far away from his family, its location and its outlook on the world. In 1937, when he had finished his exams, he was asked by the Director of the Church of Sweden Mission (CSM) if he wanted to go on a mission to South Africa. To improve his English and to learn more about South Africa, he first went to study for a semester at Kingsmead College in Birmingham, England.
28 As Mngqikana soon after his arrival was invited to a meeting with a few people in the Africa Groups, he was confronted with the statement that ANC was ‘run by Moscow’. The speaker referred to a study book titled Afrika: Imperialism och Befrielsekamp (Africa: Imperialism and Struggle for Liberation), written and published by the Africa Groups. In the book, FRELIMO, MPLA and Narratives of Transnational Anti-Apartheid Activism 39 PAIGC were referred to as the avant-garde organizations of the African struggle for liberation, praised for their ‘successful struggle for liberation since the early 1960s’.
Anti-Apartheid and the Emergence of a Global Civil Society (St. Antony's) by Hakan Thorn