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Elections and democratic consolidation in West Africa : comparative study of Nigeria and Senegal, 1999-2012.
The study examines elections and democratic consolidation in West Africa using Nigeria and Senegal as a comparative lens from 1999-2012. It is predicated on the contradictory trajectories of electoral politics in West ...
The challenges of transitioning from opposition to governing party: the case study of the Democratic Alliance in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
Opposition, rivalry or competition between government and its opponents is an important aspect of democratisation (Dahl:1973). The role of opposition in strengthening democracy cannot be understated, it has become common ...
Opportunities and challenges of youth engagement : the South African context.
Contemporary democracies are faced with the mounting challenge of non-participation of citizens in the politics of the state. In most cases the reasons for non-participation primarily stem from the state’s incapacity to ...
The roles and functions of traditional leaders (Amakhosi) in the democratic South Africa with a specific focus on those falling under Ingonyama Trust : a case study of Ugu District municipality.
The institution of traditional leadership remains one of the hotly contested topics in post-apartheid South Africa. This is despite the fact that Chapter 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa accords this ...