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The Dis-Eases of Secrecy<br>Brian Rappert & Chandre Gould

The Dis-Eases of Secrecy
Brian Rappert & Chandre Gould

Jacana

  • R 25000


Between 1981 and 1995, a top-secret chemical and biological warfare programme titled Project Coast was established and maintained by South Africa‰ۡó»s apartheid government. Under the leadership of Wouter Basson, Project Coast scientists were involved in a number of dubious activities, including the mass production of ecstasy, the development of covert assassination weapons and the manufacture of chemical poisons designed to be undetectable post-mortem.

Dis-eases of Secrecy̴Ì_is a retrospective analysis of Project Coast and shows how South African governments (past and present) have chosen to deal with the issues of biochemical weapons and warfare. It investigates possibilities for understanding the world of politics by examining how Project Coast has been remembered ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ and, in some instances, forgotten ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ by African and international governments. Through their first-hand involvement in the investigation spanning over 20 years, the authors examine how the continuing silences, impunities and stories surrounding Project Coast are still relevant for political accountability today. Readers will engage with how what is hidden reveals, and what is revealed hides.

In this cleverly constructed book, readers are able to choose their own journey through the story. By taking on the role of investigator, readers are faced with the complexities of transitional justice, reconciliation and scientist developments that might give them a different view of South African politics in an ever-changing world order.

ISBN̴Ì_978-1-4314-2485-6
GENRE̴Ì_Political History
FORMAT̴Ì_Trade Paperback̴Ì_
SIZE̴Ì_235x155mm
EXTENT̴Ì_288 pp
PRICE̴Ì_R280
RIGHTS̴Ì_World rights
RELEASE̴Ì_June 2017̴Ì_


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