• Citizen solidarity in diverse societies: a case for deliberative democracy 

      De Wet, Nico Els (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2018-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: This thesis seeks to answer the Question: What is the most appropriate basis for solidarity among citizens of diverse societies? Members of such societies do not only have different belief systems and ...
    • Civil disobedience as a democratic practice 

      Pschorn, Nina Maria (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2019-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to develop a moral justification for civil disobedience as a practice of democratic contestation. I begin by investigating the problem of disobedience in the context of our ...
    • Freud, Lacan, and the Oedipus complex 

      Van der Merwe, Petrus Lodewikus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: “Freud, Lacan, and the Oedipus Complex” examines the Oedipus complex as found in the writing of Sigmund Freud and re-evaluated in the works of Jacques Lacan. Lacan‟s critical reappraisal of the Oedipus ...
    • Justice as fairness and property rights: beyond property-owning democracy 

      Schaafsma, Gerrit (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-03)
      ENGLISH SUMMARY: The aim of this thesis is to place the debate about the relationship between property rights and justice as fairness on a new footing. I begin by exploring Rawls’s argument that justice as fairness is ...
    • The problem of political legitimacy : a comparative analysis of the theories of John Rawls and Seyla Benhabib 

      Kruger, Petrus Jacobus (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this thesis is twofold: In the first place, I aim to define the main features of the problem of political legitimacy – understood as the normative justification of a governing regime – ...
    • The refugee as citizen : the possibility of political membership in a cosmopolitan world 

      Cilliers, Judy-Ann (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to determine what responsibilities democratic states have toward refugees. This problem is stated within the broader framework of the tension inherent in all democratic states: ...
    • Towards a convincing account of intention 

      Conradie, Niel Henk (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This thesis has two aims. The first is to assess the cogency of the three most influential theories of intention – namely those of Elizabeth Anscombe, Donald Davidson and Michael Bratman. I identify five ...