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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Puo le demokrasi
(University of the Free State, 2003)
English: The concept of democracy places the power to choose in the hands of the majority of a country’s voters over the age of eighteen and of sound mental health. Inherent in ideal democratic choices is a proper grasp ...
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 ...
The long walk to economic freedom after apartheid, and the road ahead
(Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, 2017)
As South Africa moves further away from the political transition of 1994, the economic history of the post-apartheid era is coming up for debate. The optimism generated by the ANC’s early successes must now, after more ...