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Introduction

Deborah Posel

in The Making of Apartheid 1948–1961

Published in print December 1991 | ISBN: 9780198273349
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191684036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198273349.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in African Affairs

Introduction

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The Nationalist Party (NP) government built Apartheid into a monstrously labyrinthine system which grew to dominate every facet of life in South Africa. This book examines the processes whereby a particular set of Apartheid policies was made, implemented, and contested. It focuses on the period of between 1948 and 1961, the first phase of Apartheid. It also studies the influx control policy and its role within the Apartheid system. An examination of the design and implementation of influx control in the 1950s and its restructuring during the 1960s reveals much about the objectives and methods of the Apartheid system more generally during this period.

Keywords: Nationalist Party; NP; Apartheid; South Africa; influx control

Chapter.  8828 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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