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Ending party cleavage for a better polity: is Kwasi Wiredu’s non-party polity a viable alternative to a party polity?
(University of the Free State, 2016)
Africa’s current democratic outlook is a relic of the crowning vestige bequeathed by the colonial metropolis as a sign of the African’s attainment of political freedom. As if to suggest that at the occasion of the ...
In search of Africa’s democratic theory: exploring liberty, equality and democratic construction in the cold war
(Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2010-06)
Since the early 1990s, the world has been caught in democratic fever and Africa has not escaped the spread of liberal democracy. Yet, Africa remains in a state of perpetual democratic unconsolidation and faces many ...
South Africa’s constitutional development: a matter of Machiavelli’s Prince and Hobbes’ Leviathan rather than Montesquieu’s Spirit of the laws?
(Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2010-09)
The democratisation and constitutional development of South Africa from a dominant parliament to a new constitutional order with a supreme constitution, was a significant development in the country’s constitutional ...
Silence after violence and the imperative to ‘speak out’
(University of the Free State, 2015)
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Rethinking Marx rethinking the public
(University of the Free State, 2014)
This essay argues that the young Marx’s defence of press freedom in the repressive Germany of his day is more important than the tradition of Orthodox Marxism has generally allowed, and is best considered as a crucial ...
Changing local politics in South Africa: the power relationship between local government and the people
(Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, 2013)
The South African Freedom Charter (1955) states that “The people shall govern” and the African National Congress (ANC) (1991) stated in “Advance to national democracy” that “the immediate issue on the agenda is the ...
Public participation in town-planning applications: Tlokwe Local Municipality as a case study
(Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Free State, 2013)
English: Although public participation is deemed important in South Africa, negative perceptions of its legitimacy are widely acknowledged. Inclusive town-planning processes, as instruments to address inequality, have a ...
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the Tripartite Alliance: a marriage of (in)convenience?
(Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2012-06)
Since its formation in 1985, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) had played a significant role in the political landscape of South Africa. From the start, COSATU appeared to be in support of the then ...
Fiscal crisis, social protest and state violence in Swaziland, 2009-2012
(Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2016)
By 2010, Swazi society was experiencing severe economic hardship since the country was experiencing the worse fiscal crisis in its history. These economic hardships were partly an aftermath of the 2008 world financial ...
Continuity and change: an evaluation of the democracy-foreign policy nexus in post-apartheid South Africa
(Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, 2010)
If foreign policy is viewed as an “intermestic” arena where the external meets the internal, then it becomes possible to see how internal domestic factors drive foreign policy making. In this context the democracy-foreign ...