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Expert advocacy for the marginalised: how and why democratic mediation matters to deepening democracy in the global South
(Institute of Development Studies, 2011)
Summary: The paper argues that the practice of democratic mediation is an increasingly common, yet under-researched, component of engagements between citizens and public authorities across the globe. While the actors who ...
Reconsidering the origins of protest in South Africa: some lessons from Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg
(Unisa Press, 2011)
Protest politics in South Africa has a long history and has been deployed differentially in different historical moments. Whereas protests formed an important vehicle during the fight against apartheid, their rebirth and ...
‘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, ...