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The hot, the cold and the lukewarm: exploring the depth and determinants of public closeness to the African National Congress

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-15 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-24T13:15:59Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-24T13:15:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11085
dc.description.abstract South African politics has been dominated by the African National Congress (ANC) since the country's successful transition to democracy. But what is the degree of ANC support in South Africa at the micro-level? This paper will examine individual party closeness to the ANC for the period 2008???2014. We will use data from the nationally representative South African Social Attitudes Survey. Multivariate tests will be employed to identify the determinants of party closeness at the start of this period and at the end. Of those factors that our models revealed as statistically significant predictors of ANC support, the strongest was race group. Class identity, by contrast, was not strongly correlated with support. Interestingly, perceptions of electoral instrumentality were positively associated with higher levels of support for the ruling party. The findings of this paper suggest the need for future research on party closeness in the country and we conclude by outlining potential avenues of study. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC) en
dc.title The hot, the cold and the lukewarm: exploring the depth and determinants of public closeness to the African National Congress en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume July en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Politikon en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9882 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8791 en
dc.bibliographictitle Gordon, S.L., Struwig, J. & Roberts, B. (2017) The hot, the cold and the lukewarm: exploring the depth and determinants of public closeness to the African National Congress. <i>Politikon</i>. July:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Gordon, S.L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Struwig, J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Roberts, B. en


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