Apartheid

Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Choice, Forthcoming

10 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2021

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Art Carden

Brock School of Business, Samford University; Independent Institute

Christopher Lingle

Universidad Francisco Marroquin

Date Written: August 26, 2021

Abstract

Apartheid was an array of racist laws governing South Africa from the election of the National Party in 1948 until the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994. Apartheid's codified racism required discrimination, violated the rights of individuals as individuals, and shackled the South African economy for the transitory benefit of special interests. Apartheid combined mercantilism, colonialism, nationalism, and socialism with racism to produce a constellation of oppressive institutions that cost the country dearly in blood and treasure by limiting its potential to develop internally and eventually leading to its isolation from international markets

Keywords: Apartheid, racism, rent-seeking

JEL Classification: J15, J18, P49, P52, D72, D78

Suggested Citation

Carden, Art and Lingle, Christopher, Apartheid (August 26, 2021). Elgar Encyclopedia of Public Choice, Forthcoming , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3914266 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3914266

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