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Small parties and independents – from also-rans to kingmakers
(SUN Press, 2012)
Small parties and independents play an important role in South Africa’s democracy. It is on the level of the local that these small parties and independents have some chance to make indents in terms of winning a few wards ...
Assessing pre-election political space in the 2011 local government elections
(Unisa Press, 2012)
The administration of elections in South Africa, including the 2011 local government elections(hereafter the 2011 elections), has widely been hailed as a resounding success. Yet competitive elections, an essential component ...
Student involvement in university decision-making: Good reasons, a new lens
This paper proposes a framework for understanding student involvement in different domains of university decision-making based on the various reasons brought for and against student involvement. It briefly outlines the ...
‘How participatory institutions deepen democracy through broadening representation: the case of participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil’
Abstract: At the same time as democracy has ‘triumphed’ in most of the world, it leaves many unsatisfied at the disjuncture between the democratic ideal and its practical expression. Participatory practices and institutions, ...
Clientelism as civil society? Unpacking the relationship between clientelism and democracy at the local level in South Africa
(SAGE Publications, 2017)
This article, building on analyses from the global south, attempts to reframe democratic expectations by considering where previously maligned practices such as clientelism may hold moments of democracy. It does so by ...