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dc.contributor.authorSwanepoel, M. P.
dc.contributor.authorDuvenhage, A.
dc.contributor.authorCoetzee, T.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-09T10:50:53Z
dc.date.available2017-10-09T10:50:53Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationSwanepoel, M. P., Coetzee, T., & Duvenhage, A. (2011). Vigilantism: a theoretical perspective as applied to people's courts in post-1994 South Africa. Journal for Contemporary History, 36(1), 114-133.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2442 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/7233
dc.description.abstractThe article investigated vigilantism as phenomenon in South Africa. A metatheoretical framework was developed through which the constructed contextual and specific criteria were tested against one case study on people’s courts. The probability of the occurrence of vigilantism is more likely if the following context criteria are present Society experiences a state in disequilibrium, the state is dysfunctional, power vacuums exist and high levels of violence occur. People’s courts have been a continuous phenomenon in post-1994 South Africa. People’s courts qualify as vigilante groups and the context in which they occur is in line with the identified context criteria. This research has shown that vigilantism is a reality in post-1994 South Africa and a real threat to the authority of the state and requires the state’s attention and immediate action.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectVigilantismen_ZA
dc.subjectPeople’s courtsen_ZA
dc.subjectVigilante organisationsen_ZA
dc.subjectPost-1994 South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleVigilantism: a theoretical perspective as applied to people's courts in post-1994 South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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