World Cup Spotlight: South Africa

by University of Michigan Press on June 16, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is the 19th and current FIFA World Cup, the premier international association football tournament. It is being held in South Africa, beginning on 11 June and scheduled to conclude on 11 July 2010, matching the 2008 Summer Olympics as the sports event with the most competing nations. The final is forecast to be among the most-watched events ever, possibly behind only the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games. This is also the first time that the tournament has been hosted by an African nation, after South Africa defeated Morocco and Egypt in an all-African bidding process. See below for a list of titles from the University of Michigan Press focusing on the South Africa outside the stadium, beginning with new release The Next Twenty-Five Years.

Featherman_small The Next Twenty-five Years
Affirmative Action in Higher Education in the United States and South Africa

David L. Featherman, Martin Hall, and Marvin Krislov, editors
Foreword by Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan Foreword by Njabulo Ndebele, Former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town

A penetrating exploration of affirmative action’s continued place in 21st-century higher education that assembles the viewpoints of some of the most influential scholars, educators, university leaders, and public officials. Its comparative essays span the political spectrum and dissect debates in two nations to elucidate the legal, political, social, economic, and moral dimensions of affirmative action in higher education and its role in contributing to a just, equitable, and vital society.

0472099140 Transformation and Trouble
Crime, Justice and Participation in
Democratic South Africa

Diana Gordon

Explores controversial efforts to reform the criminal justice system in post-apartheid South Africa and examines South Africa’s efforts to strike the perilous balance between democratic participation and social control.


The Origins and Demise of South African Apartheid
A Public Choice Analysis

Anton D. Lowenberg and William H. Kaempfer

Examines the economic interests that led to apartheid, the changes that led to its dismantling, and the prospects for postapartheid South African society


0472115308The Price of Racial Reconciliation

Ronald W. Walters

Presents the conceptual difficulties involved in the project of racial reconciliation by a comparative analysis of South African Truth and Reconciliation and the demand for Reparations in the United States


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