On 25 June 2014, Libyans voted in their second democratic election. In an effort to curtail the violent impact of factionalism on the polls,…
Democracy Works Foundation has a broad interpretation of what important institutions are for healthy democracy.
In order to strengthen democratic developmental states we focus on the following institutions:
- The Executive: enhancing capacity for effective democratic governance
- The Legislature: strengthening oversight capacity
- Civil Society: building capacity for service delivery support, oversight and its watch-dog function
- Political Parties: enhancing internal party democracy and democratic leadership for a New Politic
- Extra-parliamentary Institutions – also know as Chapter 9 institutions in South Africa: assisting their capacity to fulfill their respective mandates
Download the book Working Democracy, Perspectives on South Africa’s Parliament at 20 Years by Christi van der Westhuizen as PDF here: CvdW – working-democracy-book
The panelists continue in answering Democracy Works Chairperson William Gumede’s question of why South Africans vote in particular and perhaps predictable ways in 2014.
Democracy Works Chairperson William Gumede poses another question to the panelists: In 2014, why do citizens of South Africa vote the way they do?
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The Asian financial crisis, which followed the wave of democratisation after the end of the Cold War, sparked an intense debate over the concept…