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dc.contributor.authorWitbooi, S. L.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-19T09:15:24Z
dc.date.available2019-02-19T09:15:24Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationWitbooi, S. L. (2004). The information landscape: political democracy versus epistemic games with specific reference to South African communities. Communitas, 9(1), 19-30.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1023-0556 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0525 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9734
dc.description.abstractThe South African government and professions are taking stock of the transformation of the last decade. Municipalities still face serious problems such as urban population growth, poverty, housing shortages, environmental and health problems. The professions are fighting battles of curriculum and practice reforms and experience Cinderella treatment from government. This article focuses on the information landscape in the public sector of South Africa from political democracy and epistemic games perspectives. The links between information and politics, education, the economy and development as epistemic games are investigated. The practical reality of the South African information landscape of public and school libraries are examined against the background of political democracy. This landscape is constantly changing and very uncertain due to the transformation of local government. The author argues for active on-going debate between the two opposing groups of democracy (elected government officials and the electorate) and epistemic games (academics, researchers and philosophers) to find joint, informed solutions to critical issues.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectGovernmenten_ZA
dc.subjectTransformationen_ZA
dc.subjectInformation landscapeen_ZA
dc.subjectPublic sectoren_ZA
dc.subjectPolitical democracyen_ZA
dc.subjectEpistemic games perspectiveen_ZA
dc.titleThe information landscape: political democracy versus epistemic games with specific reference to South African communitiesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


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