Migration after apartheid: Deracialising South African foreign policy

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Some critics have pointed to South Africa's restrictive migration policy as one of the areas most deficient in overturning apartheid legacies. Yet it is not a lack of democratic process that forestalls change-witness open parliamentary debate, an array of think-tanks and researchers providing input into the policy-making process, and the mobilisation of diverse grassroots voices. Rather, a new non-racial xenophobia creates a potent barrier to reform. Therefore, advocates of migrants' rights and opponents of violence should utilise regional and international points of leverage to thier fullest potential if post-apartheid South Africa is to fulfill its democratic promise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-847
Number of pages17
JournalThird World Quarterly
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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