Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Giliomee, Hermann en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Sadie, Aletta Yolanda en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1990 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sadie, A. 1990. Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17263
dc.description Bibliography: pages 316-351. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In both scholarly and popular literature on the South African business sector, a high premium is commonly placed on the role of business in promoting political reform. This study investigated the perceived extent of such influence on political and socio-political aspects of public policy in the period 1978 to 1989. Using the "elite" and "group" approaches in Political Science as a point of departure, the perceptions of government and business elites in this regard, in particular the perceptions of the Afrikaner business elite, were analysed. Data from the government elite was gathered by means of postal questionnaires, and the business elite's input was obtained via interviews. The government elite's attitude towards, and perceptions of, interest groups were examined in the light of the premise that the latter's influence is largely determined by their legitimacy in the eyes of the decision-makers. These attitudes were established by moving from an assessment of the government elite's general perception of interest groups, to more specific perceptions of, amongst others, the business sector's access to decision-makers, and their perceived influence. The second part of the study primarily focused on the perceptions of the Afrikaner business elite vis-a-vis the influence of the business community on various dimensions of public policy. It was found that the government elite's attitude towards the existence of interest groups was largely dependent on the latter's utility with regard to the implementation and maintenance of policy, via mainly "positive" and "constructive" research. Government perceptions confirmed that several elite groups exercised specific influence on various dimensions of public policy. The Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI), for example, was found to have the greatest influence on economic policy formulation, whereas the Afrikaner Broederbond and the Dutch Reformed Church exercise more significant influence on socio- political policy than the AHI. Apart from these traditional Afrikaner elite-groups, the "insiders" were found to include those whose economic ideologies, amongst other variables, were reconcilable with those of government Due to the fact that the National Party was compelled to enlarge its power base in the early 1980s, certain English business organisations such as ASSOCOM and the FCI and the black political organization, lnkatha, have to some extent, been included as "insiders" despite divergent political convictions or cultural differences. Both the government elite and the business elite felt, however that the Afrikaner businessmen and their organizations still retained the decisive influence on aspects of economic and socio-political decision-making. With regard to political decision-making, that is the forms of state, government and authority, the business elite did not express a desire to have a role in this arena. The government elite, on the other hand, was prepared to grant the business sector a role in this regard, on the condition that business input exercised a reactive legitimising role to their policy, rather than initiating change. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Political Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other Businessmen - South Africa - Political activity en_ZA
dc.subject.other Pressure groups - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Sadie, A. Y. (1990). <i>Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17263 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Sadie, Aletta Yolanda. <i>"Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 1990. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17263 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Sadie AY. Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 1990 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17263 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Sadie, Aletta Yolanda AB - In both scholarly and popular literature on the South African business sector, a high premium is commonly placed on the role of business in promoting political reform. This study investigated the perceived extent of such influence on political and socio-political aspects of public policy in the period 1978 to 1989. Using the "elite" and "group" approaches in Political Science as a point of departure, the perceptions of government and business elites in this regard, in particular the perceptions of the Afrikaner business elite, were analysed. Data from the government elite was gathered by means of postal questionnaires, and the business elite's input was obtained via interviews. The government elite's attitude towards, and perceptions of, interest groups were examined in the light of the premise that the latter's influence is largely determined by their legitimacy in the eyes of the decision-makers. These attitudes were established by moving from an assessment of the government elite's general perception of interest groups, to more specific perceptions of, amongst others, the business sector's access to decision-makers, and their perceived influence. The second part of the study primarily focused on the perceptions of the Afrikaner business elite vis-a-vis the influence of the business community on various dimensions of public policy. It was found that the government elite's attitude towards the existence of interest groups was largely dependent on the latter's utility with regard to the implementation and maintenance of policy, via mainly "positive" and "constructive" research. Government perceptions confirmed that several elite groups exercised specific influence on various dimensions of public policy. The Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI), for example, was found to have the greatest influence on economic policy formulation, whereas the Afrikaner Broederbond and the Dutch Reformed Church exercise more significant influence on socio- political policy than the AHI. Apart from these traditional Afrikaner elite-groups, the "insiders" were found to include those whose economic ideologies, amongst other variables, were reconcilable with those of government Due to the fact that the National Party was compelled to enlarge its power base in the early 1980s, certain English business organisations such as ASSOCOM and the FCI and the black political organization, lnkatha, have to some extent, been included as "insiders" despite divergent political convictions or cultural differences. Both the government elite and the business elite felt, however that the Afrikaner businessmen and their organizations still retained the decisive influence on aspects of economic and socio-political decision-making. With regard to political decision-making, that is the forms of state, government and authority, the business elite did not express a desire to have a role in this arena. The government elite, on the other hand, was prepared to grant the business sector a role in this regard, on the condition that business input exercised a reactive legitimising role to their policy, rather than initiating change. DA - 1990 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1990 T1 - Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering TI - Regerings- en sake-elite se persepsies oor die invloed van die Suid-Afrikaanse sakesektor op openbare beleidsformulering UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17263 ER - en_ZA


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