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Research outputs: CIVIL SOCIETY

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2001 Funding freedom?: synthesis report on the impact of foreign political aid to civil society organisations in South Africa

This report presents the most significant findings of the third phase of the South African contribution to a study that has sought to resear...

2000 Resisting ethnicity from above: social identities and democracy in South Africa

Explores the relationship between social identity and ethnicity in South Africa's transition to democracy....

2000 Appraisal of the culture of governance in South Africa, 1994-1999

Focuses on public perceptions of government performance. Assesses trust in natinoal, provincial and local government and in civil society in...

2000 The state of the people: citizens, civil society and governance in South Africa, 1994-2000

In this thought proving, insightful and well-researched book, the authors argue that the transition to democracy has improved the state of t...