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Research outputs: DEMOCRACY

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2020 Is political violence in local government a threat to South Africa's democracy?

South Africa is experiencing a rise in local government-related political violence directed at municipal councillors and officials. Threats,...

2020 The role of the South African Human Rights Commission in ensuring state accountability to address poverty

Since its inception at the dawn of South Africa's new democracy the South African Human Rights Commission has focused much of its efforts in...

2020 Rwandan citizens' sovereignty, popular participation, and the EAC integration and democratization

The purpose of this chapter is to analyze Rwanda's participation in the East African Community (EAC) integration project. It will investigat...

2020 Grassroots democracy and development: learning from the Philippines

The Philippines have developed a system of neighbourhood government that other countries could usefully learn from. The barangays give ordin...