Dr Gerard Hagg

DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2626
EMAIL: ghagg@hsrc.ac.za

Dr Gerard Hagg is a chief research specialist in the Democracy and Governance (D&G) research programme. He holds an MA in fine arts and a DLitt et Phil in development studies from the University of South Africa (2001). He specialises in arts and cultural diversity in relation to community development, community arts centres, traditional institutions of governance in relation to modern democracy and identity and cultural diversity in conflict resolution in Africa.

He was manager for the HSRC project Identity and cultural diversity in conflict resolution in Africa from 2006 to 2008, for which he co-edited the African Journal on Conflict Resolution, Vol. 7 (2). He is co-manager with Pennsylvania State University of an IDRC funded project in Somaliland, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa which focuses on the possible reconciliation of traditional and modern institutions of governance. He also was co-manager of the project Assessment of the visual arts sector in South Africa for the Department of Arts and Culture; and he is the managing editor of the HSRC publication State of the Nation . Currently he manages a project on the relationship between customary and contemporary common law for the Royal Bafokeng Nation, and the project Assessment of the Impact of the Decisions of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Appeal on the transformation of society .