The African national congress and local democracy : the role of the ANC branch in Manzini-Mbombela : a report on a research project presented to The Discipline of sociology, School of social sciences, Faculty of humanities, University of the Witwatersrand

Abstract: This paper analyses the effect of the African National Congress (ANC) local organization at branch level on local democracy. Internal party politics, often dominated by elites, have a strong bearing on local elections, since the branch chairperson is often an automatic candidate as a councillor. Author(s): Malabela, Musawenkosi Hemelton Source(s): , 115 p. Published:…

Decentralization and political opposition in contemporary Africa : evidence from Sudan and Ethiopia

Abstract: The impact of decentralization on political stability is examined, using the contrasting cases of Ethiopia and Sudan. In Sudan, inequitable decentralization opened the door for political opposition in the North to topple the regime, whereas equitable decentralization in Ethiopia led to stability. Author(s): Green, Elliott D. Source(s): , [26] p. Published: 2011 London school…

The political economy of decentralization in Bolivia

Abstract: The political economy of decentralization in Bolivia is discussed, including the central political groups, their interests in decentralization and the instruments used to influence the outcome. The strong demand for decentralization is explained and ways to address the political crisis are examined. Author(s): Robinson, James A. Source(s): , [25] p., ill., tabs Published: 2005…