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Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
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Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe : The Journal of Kolegium Jagiellonskie Torunska Szkola Wyzsza     Open Access  
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Macramè. Trame e ritagli dell’urbanistica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal  
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  • Politeia: Editorial
    • Authors: Maphunye; Kealeboga J.
      Abstract: The original versions of the following articles were presented at the 2nd Annual WIPHOLD-Brigalia Bam Chair in Electoral Democracy Colloquium, 15 - 17 October 2014, at the University of South Africa (Unisa). All the papers addressed the colloquium theme : EMBs and democratic consolidation in Africa : Is the continent on the right path? This theme critically examined the roles of election management bodies (EMBs) and how they contribute to processes of promoting democracy through elections in the continent.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T12:41:34Z
  • Politeia: A comparative study of the challenges of being independent :
           case studies (Botswana independent electoral commission and electoral
           commission of Zambia)
    • Authors: Sesa; Leonard L.
      Abstract: Elections in a democracy are a way to bring about a peaceful transfer of power in an organised and peaceful manner within a legal framework. However, this process, in most countries, carries with it elements of uncertainty and tension. Southern African countries like Botswana and Zambia have more experience with comparative democratic electoral politics than others. This article seeks to identify the legal framework that govern and the weaknesses and opportunities that exist in the electoral commissions of Botswana and Zambia in order to eradicate the current challenges faced by election management bodies (EMBs); more importantly, it seeks to understand their image as impartial players in the conduct of general and other elections that are held in Botswana and Zambia in order for the SADC region to learn from these two EMBs. The purpose of this article is to critically compare and analyse the independence of the Zambia Electoral Commission and the Botswana Independent Electoral Commission, in order to establish the extent of the adequacy of the legal frameworks that govern their independence. The article argues that an EMB has to win the confidence of all stakeholders in the electoral process.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T12:41:33Z
  • Politeia: The impact of the composition and staffing of the Zimbabwe
           Electoral Commission on its performance
    • Authors: Makoni; Petty
      Abstract: This article seeks to provide insight into the trends in appointment, composition and function of the Commissioners of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and its staff, depicting the impact of the changes experienced on its mandate. It articulates the legislative support to responses that necessitated the change from being a typically governmental then mixed model to an Independent Electoral Management Body (EMB), conforming to the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections in a bid to ensure transparency and integrity in managing elections. It explores the competencies of the EMB in executing its mandate. The article also identifies how the knowledge gap in electoral processes continues to be minimised by capacity building; a leadership that resonates and a mission that seeks to be informed by regional and international best practice.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T12:41:32Z
  • Politeia: 'I do not know who won the elections' : how not to conduct
           elections and Kenya's democratic reversals
    • Authors: Shilaho; Westen K.
      Abstract: The role of election management bodies (EMBs) in consolidation of democracy, peace and stability in Africa cannot be over emphasised. Kenya's electoral bodies have struggled to assert their autonomy from the executive, a prerequisite for credible elections, since the advent of multiparty politics in 1991. The violently disputed presidential elections in 2007 were partly triggered by a partisan and politicised electoral body. The Chairman of the defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) controversially declared the incumbent, Mwai Kibaki, winner, igniting unprecedented ethnic violence. In the midst of the crisis, he explosively confessed that he did not know who won the elections. The 2013 elections were meant to restore Kenyans' confidence in elections. However, Raila Odinga, the controversial presidential loser in 2007, once again accused the electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), of electoral fraud in favour of Uhuru Kenyatta. Consequently, the opposition called for the disbandment of the IEBC. Are electoral bodies per se the cause of perennial disputed elections in Kenya?
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T12:41:32Z
  • Politeia: Understanding the marginal role of the election management body
           (EMB) in Algeria's 2014 general election
    • Authors: Rupiya; Martin
      Abstract: The ideological struggle between the West and former liberation movements on the veracity of the post-cold war multiparty democracy is still alive. In Algeria, the ruling Front for the Liberation of Algeria (FLN) continues to view with suspicion this notion, convinced it's a neo-colonial ploy to remove them from power. It is against this intensely contested background that Electoral Management Bodies (EMB) have emerged and trying to find a role. In the Algerian April 2014 Election, the ruling party was confronted by the surging popularity of the Islamic Salvation Front (F.I.S). In that election, the EMB played a marginal, if not overtly partisan role, in spite of the 2012 recommendations by the European Union to undertake reforms. In this case study, it is clear that establishing and consolidating EMBs on the African continent as part of democratisation is still very much work in progress.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T12:41:31Z
  • Politeia: South Africa - twenty years into democracy : the march to the
           2014 elections, K.J. Maphunye, E. Kibuka-Sebitosi and A.L. Moagi (eds.) :
           book review
    • Authors: Tshishonga; Ndwakhulu
      Abstract: 'South Africa - twenty years into democracy' is a fascinating book that traces the country's election history, particularly the 2014 National Elections. The book looks at what motivates people to vote for a particular political party. It touched on many aspects of the socio-economic challenges faced by the country, which are catalysts for voting for a particular party. Considering the exclusionary nature of the apartheid regime, the authors interrogated why electoral democracy matters for South Africans in the context of democratising elections and deracialisation. It draws lessons and experiences from other countries such as Kenya and Zimbabwe, who claim to be democratic, yet their recent past elections were fraught with fraud and vote rigging. The book points at how electoral democracy in South Africa is at its best compared to other democratic African states.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T12:41:30Z
  • Politeia: editorial
    • Authors: Malefane; Shepherd
      Abstract: The Editorial Committee of the South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration (Politeia) had at its first meeting of the 2014 academic year resolved to publish the third issues of both 2014 and 2015 academic years as special issues, and each will be compiled by a guest editor. The 2014 Special Issue will focus on the roles played by election management bodies (EMBs) in the African continent and as such will cover selected countries at which such bodies have played meaningful roles in managing elections freely and fairly. The Special Issue of 2015, for which manuscripts will be invited from scholars in the disciplines covered by the journal, political science and public administration, will focus primarily on "the Presidency in South Africa". Because there is still time available to prepare manuscripts for this issue, authors in these disciplines are encouraged to conduct research on this topic, especially on how the Presidency (as an institution) has evolved over time. The articles that have been selected for publication in this issue focus on stimulating topics that have received intense media coverage both in South Africa and the African continent.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T08:12:38Z
  • Politeia: South Africa's participation in the Central African Republic and
           Democratic Republic of Congo Peace Miss ions : a comparison
    • Authors: Ferreira; Rialize
      Abstract: After the peacekeeping tragedy in the Central African Republic (CAR) in March 2013, South Africa's participation in peacekeeping missions on the African continent is under investigation. Military personnel of the South African National Defence Force recently took part in both conventional and unconventional, asymmetric warfare in two peace missions, one in the CAR and one in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the CAR a unilateral military agreement between states existed, while in the DRC a United Nations (UN) mandate for multilateral offensive peacekeeping was authorised. The rationale for South Africa's participation in African missions is important while the country is serving as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Its role as one of the leading nations in Africa to deploy peacekeepers is central to its foreign policy. The article focuses on contrasting operations, and diverse challenges such as the authorisation of mandates, funding, logistics and shortcomings in asymmetric training for irregular "new wars" where peacekeepers are required to protect civilians in countries to which they owe little allegiance. Lessons learnt from the widely differing operational experiences in these recent peace missions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T08:12:37Z
  • Politeia: Interpreting the 'Other' in democracy : towards a deliberative
    • Authors: Wolmarans; Gerhard
      Abstract: This article cautions against underestimating the complexity of the inter-subjective interpretation involved in deliberation between citizens in a democracy. The subjective nature of interpretation potentially sabotages the possibility of truly hearing, or reading, others on their own terms, which, in turn, undermines the democratic ideal of basing decisions on the actual will of the interlocutors. Authentic deliberation can in fact only follow on from a 'good reading' of the other, based on the actual rather than the interpreted views of the various parties. I argue that literary theory's long engagement with such interpretive complexity can be employed to illuminate an interpretive stance that would do justice to both deliberation and democracy. In particular, C.S. Lewis's and Mikhail Bakhtin's arguments point to a reading of the other that, while acknowledging our subjectivity, also envisions the possibility of engaging with the other on his or her own terms.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T08:12:36Z
  • Politeia: Intergovernmental relations and housing policy implementation in
           South Africa
    • Authors: Phago; Kedibone
      Abstract: Housing policy in South Africa requires that government departments at different spheres coordinate their activities to facilitate the provision of housing. This coordination is imperative because without such, effective housing provision remains compromised. The question that this paper raises is: whither intergovernmental relations (IGR) for housing policy implementation in South Africa? From this question it is clear that the nature of this discussion is conceptual as it seeks to engage on the institutional IGR model of public housing delivery. This question is raised in this paper because a system that ties activities of different spheres of government is necessary to realise housing policy implementation outcomes. However, in responding to this question several issues receive attention: Firstly, a broader view on a social contract as well as establishing public institutions to facilitate public service delivery. Secondly, intergovernmental relations and housing which consider the nature of IGR system in place, while arguing that this system is not viable for housing delivery. Thirdly, while the municipal accreditation system has been introduced, it remains complex and costly in addressing housing delivery challenges. In the final analysis, this paper argues for a constitutional amendment which would allow housing to become a functional competency of municipalities similar to other human settlements components such as roads constructions, electricity, sanitation and clean drinking water.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T08:12:35Z
  • Politeia: Electoral authoritarianism and democratisation in Africa : the
           role of the African Union
    • Authors: Van Wyk; Jo-Ansie
      Abstract: Political leadership in Africa is changing. Evidence of this can be found in the Arab Spring, democratic elections on the continent and the rejection by the African Union (AU) of undemocratic and unconstitutional regime change on the continent. However, procedural rather than substantive democracies operate on the continent, often entrenching authoritarian regimes through elections. These elections show some signs of democratisation and democratic participation, but result predominantly in the extension of the competitive authoritarian regime. The AU subscribes to universally accepted democratic norms, which are often not realised in member states, or sanctioned by the AU. This tacit approval of electoral authoritarianism requires an investigation into the role, if any, of the AU in entrenching electoral authoritarianism on the continent. Applying Levitsky and Way's (2002; 2010) analytical framework leads to the conclusion that the AU has exerted leverage over authoritarian presidents and their regimes in all but a few cases. However, the AU is not yet able to advance the democracy project on the continent, as linkages focus predominantly on socio-economic development and infrastructure expansion rather than the promotion of democracy per se.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T08:12:34Z
  • Politeia: The chieftainship in Lesotho : to retain or to abolish?
    • Authors: Kapa; Motlamelle A.
      Abstract: This article presents and analyses the perspectives of a number of politicians and academics in Lesotho concerning the relevance and role of chieftainship as an institution in the political system of the country. The study was conducted in response to attempts in 2005 by the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) government to devolve political power and the on-going debate in academic and policy circles on the value of the institution of chieftainship in democratising systems in Africa. Evidence from the field is presented relating to how chieftainship is perceived by politicians (usually but wrongly regarded as competing with the chiefs for political power) and academics in Lesotho, and also to how chieftainship can co-exist with elected councils to consolidate democracy. Chieftainship was found still to enjoy legitimacy among a large number of politicians and academics, and still to be relevant to the country's political system, even subsequent to the establishment of the elected councils.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T08:12:32Z
  • Politeia: Prosecuting international crimes in Africa, Chacha Murungu and
           Japhet Biegon (eds.) : book review
    • Authors: Basiru; Adeniyi S.
      Abstract: The emergence of the doctrine-the responsibility to protect-that sought to cage all forms of criminal violation of human rights, official and non-official- in the first decade of the twenty-first century may have led to the proliferation of scholarly works in the area; mostly in the sphere of criminal prosecution. However, some of these works have been concentrated in journal articles. Even the few books that have attempted to dwell on this area often treat the prosecutorial aspect of international crime superficially. Added to this is the fact that these books have tended to focus on cases outside of Africa with the implications that African-based scholars and researchers have few African cases to work with. Filling these lacunae would probably have motivated the publication of the book under review.
      PubDate: 2015-11-05T08:12:31Z
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