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2019 Coexistence as a strategy for opposition parties in challenging the African National Congress' one-party dominance

Post-apartheid democratic South Africa experienced the pitfalls of one-party dominance when the country's fifth democratically elected parli...

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2018 South Africa's social contract: the Economic Freedom Fighters and the rise of a new constituent power?

Taking the South African constitution as an eminent symbol of the South African social contract, and noting the opinion of many that the con...

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2017 Student politics at Makerere university in the lens of Schmitter and Streeck

While the influence of political parties on student politics has been a topic of investigation for a long time, little research has been don...

2017 Expert opinion: from student enragement to student engagement: what is your theory of change?

Since 2015, a series of student protests known mostly by Twitter hashtags such as #FeesMustFall, #StopOutsourcing, and #RhodesMustFall have ...