Dr Steven Gordon

DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
TELEPHONE: 031 242 5412
EMAIL: sgordon@hsrc.ac.za

Steven Lawrence Gordon has been involved in South African academia for over more than ten years. He started work as a researcher within the Department of Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2007 before joining the Human Science Research Council (HSRC) in 2012. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working in the HSRC?s Democracy and Governance and Service Delivery research programme and is a member of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) unit. His work in the SASAS unit covers a wide range of topics, including financial literacy, quality of life, electoral participation and attitudes towards the family. Mr. Gordon received a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2017. His thesis focused on understanding the determinants of public attitudes towards international migration and international migrants in South Africa. His other post-graduate awarded degrees are: a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Albert Ludwigs Freiburg in 2007 and a Masters in Population Studies (cum laude) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2012. His work has focused on public opinion research with a particular focus on intergroup relations. For the last six years, his main academic interested has been in the quantitative understanding of prejudice and social cohesion within the South African landscape.

Recent

State of Social Cohesion and Nation-building in South Africa

The primary objective of this project is to prepare the draft and final reports for the Working Group on social cohesion and nation-building. A draft ....

State of Youth in Gauteng

he purpose of the study is to conduct a desktop literature review and assessment of the state of youth in Gauteng to enable the Office of the Premier ....

Implementation of the Evaluation of the Integrated Justice System (IJS)

The study includes an analysis of challenges that the IJS has faced, and expects to face in its future execution of its mandate. This analysis will le....

Survey on Career Pathing and development of Women as part of promoting Gender Mainstreaming in the Electoral Commission of south Africa

Recent deliberations by the Commissioners of the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) raised concerns that very few women apply for and /or are ....

Family Cohesion, Values and Strengthening in promoting Family well-being in South Africa

The broad objective of the study is to enhance knowledge of family-related dynamics, cohesiveness, orientations and preferences (hereafter referred to....

Governance Index Implementation Plan

The HSRC seeks to develop a Good Governance Index for South Africa that would operate as a policy monitoring instrument and a tool for generating evid....