Are practices of local participation sidelining the institutional participatory channels? : reflections from Johannesburg

Abstract: This case from South Africa shows that, in spite of the participation and decentralization rhetoric, there is no real power vested by the state at the local level. Participation is in practice considered a nuisance. It is simply not incorporated in policy-making nor in its implementation.

Author(s): Bénit-Gbaffou, Claire

Source(s): , Transformation; 66/67 33 p., ill., maps Transformation 66/67

Published: 2008 University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN)], [Durban (English

ISBN/ISSN: /0258-7696


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