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Amandla awethu: public attitudes, political participation and South African democracy

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T12:52:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T12:52:09Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9369
dc.description.abstract The intention of this chapter is to use representative survey data to investigate political attitudes and behaviour in South Africa, thereby deepening the collective understanding of South African constitutional democracy. The goal is to provide an account of the speed and direction of change in underlying public democratic values and political behaviour. Firstly, attitudes capturing both the demand for and supply of democracy are reviewed. This will cover political support at different levels, ranging from broad political attachment in the form of national pride, to support for democratic ideals and principles, and evaluations of various areas of political performance. Secondly, given interest in this volume in the mechanisms and channels through which citizens communicate their political voice to those in office, the chapter examines different aspects of political behaviour. The focus will be on trends in electoral participation, abstention and voting attitudes, and engagement in other non-electoral political activities, including protest action. Finally, we conclude with a discussion about the implications of this research for the future legitimacy and accountability of the democratic process in South Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject DEMOCRACY en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject PUBLIC ATTITUDE en
dc.title Amandla awethu: public attitudes, political participation and South African democracy en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle State of the Nation South Africa 2016: who is in charge?: mandates, accountability and contestations in the South African state en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Plaatjies, D. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Chitiga-Mabugu, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Hongoro, C. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Meyiwa, T. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Nkondo, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Nyamnjoh, F. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9041 en
dc.PageNumber 140-156 en
dc.outputnumber 7843 en
dc.bibliographictitle Struwig, J., Roberts, B.J. & Gordon, S. (2016) Amandla awethu: public attitudes, political participation and South African democracy. In: Plaatjies, D., Chitiga-Mabugu, M., Hongoro, C., Meyiwa, T., Nkondo, M. & Nyamnjoh, F. (eds). <i>State of the Nation South Africa 2016: who is in charge?: mandates, accountability and contestations in the South African state</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 140-156. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Struwig, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Roberts, B.J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Gordon, S. en


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