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Research outputs: POLITICS

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2021 Ethics, politics, inequality: new directions: state of the nation

In this the tenth edition of State of the Nation since 2003, the editors return to consider issues that have been explored in earlier editio...

2021 Izwi labantu (voice of the people): tracking public opinion through political transition

Deliberations about the existence, nature and utility of 'public opinion' (Bourdieu 1979; Habermas 1991) have captured the interest of socio...

2021 Decolonisation as democratisation global insights into the South African experience

Decolonisation as democratisation considers three factors that define the debate in South Africa on the decolonisation of the academy: educa...

2021 South Africa's Thuma Mina moment: public opinion and political trust in South Africa's COVID-19 response

Effective leadership, state capacity and confidence in government are regarded as factors linked to successful COVID-19 pandemic responses t...

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