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Research outputs: DEMOCRACY

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2009 Whither democracy?

It will take longer that the term of President Jacob Zuma to heal the fracture in the polity that has resulted from the ruling party's inter...

2009 The state and transformation

It is now familiar that under Thabo Mbeki the democratic project experienced several major reversals. While holding on to the formal constit...

2009 Traditional leadership, democracy and human rights: a theoretical quagmire

traditional leadership in South Africa is an example of the tension that exists between democracy and human rights as defined in Eurocentric...

2009 A call for comparative thinking: crime, citizenship and security in the global South

The article argues for the importance of an international comparative perspective in terms of our analysis and response to violent crime. Th...