Discusses 10 case studies (The Alexandra Treason Trial and the Moutse and Kwandebele cases among them) which include challenges to pass laws, black trade unions' demands, etc.
Politics by Other Means explores the fundamental question of how law can constrain political power by offering a pathbreaking account of the triumphant final decade of the struggle against apartheid.Richard Abel presents case studies of ten major legal campaigns including: challenges to pass laws; black trade union demands for recognition; state terror; censorship; resistance to the "independent" homelands; and treason trials.
1. Glossary of Acronyms and Foreign Words 2. Speaking with the Ogre 3. Politics by Other Means? 4. Carving Loopholes in the Pass Laws 5. White Resistance to the Military 6. Seeking Recognition 7. Mpophomeni and the War in Ntal 8. State Terrorism:The Response of Law and Medicine to Police Torture 9. Censorship and the Closure of the New Nation 10. The Alexandra Treason Trial 11. Bakwena ba Magopa:The Last Forced Removal 12. Moutse and KwaNdebele:Ethnicity and Gender in the Challange to Grand Apartheid 13. Disestablishing Oukasie 14. The Roles of Law