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Participatory democracy in theory and practice : a case study of local government in South Africa

dc.contributor.authorBreakfast, Ntsikeleloen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMekoa, Itumelengen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorMaphazi, Nondumisoen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-05T12:28:47Z
dc.date.available2021-02-05T12:28:47Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationBreakfast, N., Mekoa, I. & Maphazi, N. 2015. Participatory democracy in theory and practice : a case study of local government in South Africa. Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review, 3(3):a88, doi:10.4102/apsdpr.v3i3.88.
dc.identifier.issn2310-2152 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2310-2195 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/apsdpr.v3i3.88
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/109530
dc.descriptionCITATION: Breakfast, N., Mekoa, I. & Maphazi, N. 2015. Participatory democracy in theory and practice : a case study of local government in South Africa. Africa’s Public Service Delivery & Performance Review, 3(3):a88, doi:10.4102/apsdpr.v3i3.88.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://apsdpr.org
dc.description.abstractThe idea of democracy is a curious oneand puzzling. There is reason for this;everyone talks about democracy no matter whether their views are on the left, centreor right of the political spectrum. Various politicians, regimes, whether in Africa, Europe or America claim to be democratic;yet what each says and does is usuallydifferent. Democracy as a practice is supposed to bestow rules, laws and decisions that are justifiable on democraticgrounds. Democracy also has evolved through social struggles. This article examines the practice of democracy withinthe context of local government in South Africa, and is an attempt to explore the concept of democracy without escaping other historical aspects of the idea and practice. From a methodological standpoint, this article is based on a literature assessment. Lastly and most importantly, this paper has made a scholarly contribution to the scholarship of Political Science and Public Administration with regard to the nexus between democracy and public participation at local government level in South Africa.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://apsdpr.org/index.php/apsdpr/article/view/88
dc.format.extent21 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS
dc.subjectLocal government -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectDemocracyen_ZA
dc.titleParticipatory democracy in theory and practice : a case study of local government in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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