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Are South African cities becoming ungovernable again?

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T16:09:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T16:09:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9410
dc.description.abstract This chapter explores the paradox of strong metros and popular disaffection by examining some of the underlying governance challenges facing South African cities. It seeks to distinguish between external factors largely beyond the control of city authorities and factors over which they have greater agency and influence. The argument put forwards is that both are relevant, the metros carry a heavy historical burden, for example, but they could also have done more to improve local conditions. One of several constraints faced has been an emphasis from national government on imposing techocratic reforms from above, including rigid legal procedures, codified operating rules and intricate reporting requirments that are intended to prescribe how municipalities make decisions and allocate resources. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject CITIES en
dc.subject GOVERNANCE en
dc.title Are South African cities becoming ungovernable again? en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development 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 9083 en
dc.PageNumber 220-237 en
dc.outputnumber 7895 en
dc.bibliographictitle Turok, I. (2016) Are South African cities becoming ungovernable again?. 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. 220-237. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Turok, I. en


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