Liberation and Democratization: The South African and Palestinian National Movements by Mona Younis
Younis traces the evolution of the movements, from early domination by elites to the ascendancy of mass-based forces in their last phases of expansion. She shows how this latest shift, accompanied by a democratization of the process of liberation, made the movements more effective in the 1980s. Liberation and Democratization also identifies dissimilarities -- the balance of class forces and resources -- that led to the A.N.C.'s greater success relative to the P.L.O.'s achievements.
The first comprehensive comparison of two of the most significant liberation movements of this century, Younis's work brings to light problems and dynamics that will remain work well into the future.