Public participation in democratic governance in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2001
TITLE EDITOR(S): G.F.Houston, R.G.Humphries, J.C.R.Liebenberg
KEYWORDS: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION, CIVIL SOCIETY, DEMOCRACY, GOVERNANCE, LEGISLATIIVE PROCESS, NEDLAC
DEPARTMENT: Deputy CEO: Research (DCEO:R), Deputy CEO: Research (ERKC)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2337

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Abstract

This book examines public participation in democratic governance in South Africa. The South African democracy is fairly new, giving rise to a variety of new channels and processes for public participation. The book focuses on four case studies of public participation: interest group participation in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC); the participation of civil society and the legislatures in the formulation of the budget; public participation in the integrated development planning processes of local government. Each case study outlines a number of opportunities for, and constraints to, public participation in the process of democratic governance.