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The limits of democratic governance in South Africa (Paperback): Louis A. Picard, Thomas Mogale The limits of democratic governance in South Africa (Paperback)
Louis A. Picard, Thomas Mogale
R420 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R50 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In the transition from apartheid rule to democratic governance in South Africa, what has been the impact on South African society at its base-on the people in the country's cities, towns, villages, and farms? Louis Picard and Thomas Mogale offer answers to this fundamental question, tracing historical trends and measuring change (or the lack of it) in the dynamic between the promise of local participatory governance and the realities of a hierarchical state. They examine the human dynamics of governance: The legacy of urban apartheid townships and rural homelands (or Bantustans) and its impact on local governance; intergovernmental relationships; and civil society. Their concern is with the state-centric manner in which the apartheid regime controlled black South Africans and the implications of this control for post apartheid South Africa. At the subnational government level they identify two trends: (1) A promise of-or at least the demand for - local participatory governance and (2) Local political elites trying to impose political structures and processes on society. This book examines the clash between those two historical trends and addresses the concern that South Africans may one day share the fate of many in the rest of Africa, particularly those who reside in its urban slums and in its rural areas.

Limits of Democratic Governance in South Africa - Centralized Power vs. Local Needs (Hardcover): Louis A. Picard Limits of Democratic Governance in South Africa - Centralized Power vs. Local Needs (Hardcover)
Louis A. Picard
R2,014 R1,373 Discovery Miles 13 730 Save R641 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the transition from apartheid rule to democratic governance in South Africa, what has been the impact on South African society at its base - on the people in the country's cities, towns, villages, and farms? Louis Picard and Thomas Mogale offer answers to this fundamental question, tracing historical trends and measuring change (or the lack of it) in the dynamic between the promise of local participatory governance and the realities of a hierarchical state.

Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa - Governance as the Missing Link (Hardcover): Louis A. Picard, Terry F.... Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa - Governance as the Missing Link (Hardcover)
Louis A. Picard, Terry F. Buss, Taylor B. Seybolt, Macrina C. Lelei
R2,547 Discovery Miles 25 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent's development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa Progress Panel stated in 2011 that good governance is the key enabling factor for sustainable development. This book discusses the role good governance plays in achieving sustainable development and eradicating extreme poverty in Africa. The contributed chapters in this book seek to broaden the policy debate and provide conversations about the sustainable development challenges facing African countries from multiple viewpoints and interdisciplinary perspectives-from academics, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field. The book focuses on the governance perspectives of practitioners who deal with day-to-day realities on the ground, with the goal to use evidence-based information to make informed policies, programs, and strategies to move the continent toward achieving sustainable development. This book tries to strike a balance between recognizing the need to bring politics back into development programs and understanding the limitations of political institutions in weak states. To that end, it looks at the challenges of development from the perspective of human security, with a focus on strengthening the human resource component of African economies in order to achieve better governance as part of a sustainable development process.

Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half-century - Lessons for the Next Half-century (Paperback): Louis A.... Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half-century - Lessons for the Next Half-century (Paperback)
Louis A. Picard, Robert Groelsema, Terry F. Buss
R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This timely work presents cutting-edge analysis of the problems of U.S. foreign assistance programs - why these problems have not been solved in the past, and how they might be solved in the future. The book focuses primarily on U.S. foreign assistance and foreign policy as they apply to nation building, governance, and democratization. The expert contributors examine issues currently in play, and also trace the history and evolution of many of these problems over the years. They address policy concerns as well as management and organizational factors as they affect programs and policies. "Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy" includes several chapter-length case studies (on Iraq, Pakistan, Ghana, Haiti, and various countries in Eastern Europe and Africa), but the bulk of the book presents broad coverage of general topics such as foreign aid and security, NGOs and foreign aid, capacity building, and building democracy abroad. Each chapter offers recommendations on how to improve the U.S. system of aid in the context of foreign policy.

Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half-century - Lessons for the Next Half-century (Hardcover): Louis A.... Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half-century - Lessons for the Next Half-century (Hardcover)
Louis A. Picard, Robert Groelsema, Terry F. Buss
R2,932 Discovery Miles 29 320 Out of stock

This timely work presents cutting-edge analysis of the problems of U.S. foreign assistance programs - why these problems have not been solved in the past, and how they might be solved in the future. The book focuses primarily on U.S. foreign assistance and foreign policy as they apply to nation building, governance, and democratization. The expert contributors examine issues currently in play, and also trace the history and evolution of many of these problems over the years. They address policy concerns as well as management and organizational factors as they affect programs and policies. "Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy" includes several chapter-length case studies (on Iraq, Pakistan, Ghana, Haiti, and various countries in Eastern Europe and Africa), but the bulk of the book presents broad coverage of general topics such as foreign aid and security, NGOs and foreign aid, capacity building, and building democracy abroad. Each chapter offers recommendations on how to improve the U.S. system of aid in the context of foreign policy.

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