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A Global History of Anti-Apartheid

'Forward to Freedom' in South Africa

  • Anna Konieczna
  • Rob Skinner

Part of the St Antony's Series book series (STANTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Anna Konieczna, Rob Skinner
    Pages 1-30
  3. The Globalisation of Anti-Apartheid

  4. Solidarities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Adrien Delmas
      Pages 133-150
    3. Paul Betts, James Mark, Idesbald Goddeeris, Kim Christiaens
      Pages 151-200
  5. Levers and Networks

  6. Global Histories

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 339-345

About this book


This book explores the global history of anti-apartheid and international solidarity with southern African freedom struggles from the 1960s. It examines the institutions, campaigns and ideological frameworks that defined the globalization of anti-apartheid, the ways in which the concept of solidarity was mediated by individuals, organizations and states, and considers the multiplicity of actors and interactions involved in generating and sustaining anti-apartheid around the world. It includes detailed accounts of key case studies from Europe and Asia, and Latin America, which illustrate the complex relationships between local and global agendas and political cultures embodied in anti-apartheid. Taken together, these examples reveal the tensions and synergies, transnational webs and local contingencies that helped to create the sense of ‘being global’ felt by anti-apartheid campaigners around the world. 


Social movement Global protest Decolonization Globality Cold War Networks Eastern Europe Latin America Asia Ideology Civil rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Konieczna
    • 1
  • Rob Skinner
    • 2
  1. 1.ParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of Historical StudiesUniversity of BristolBristolUK

About the editors

Anna Konieczna is a teaching fellow at Sciences Po, France. Her research focuses on the history of international relations in Africa and the French foreign policy in Southern Africa.

Rob Skinner is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol, UK. His published works include The Foundations of Anti-Apartheid (2010) and Modern South Africa in World History (2017).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Global History of Anti-Apartheid
  • Book Subtitle 'Forward to Freedom' in South Africa
  • Editors Anna Konieczna
    Rob Skinner
  • Series Title St Antony's Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title St Antony's Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-03651-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-03652-2
  • Series ISSN 2633-5964
  • Series E-ISSN 2633-5972
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 345
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics World History, Global and Transnational History
    African History
    Political History
    Social History
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