Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Mattes, Kim en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kim, Sohhyeon en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-21T14:03:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-21T14:03:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kim, S. 2016. Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20580
dc.description.abstract Donors have been using various strategies to promote democracy in developing countries. One of the strategies is to support civil society organisations to foster vibrant civil society that can hold government responsive and accountable. Sub-Saharan Africa is no exception, in that all sub-Saharan countries except for the Seychelles were the recipient countries of civil society assistance. This research tests whether donors' civil society assistance is related to the changes in the level of civic participation in the 18 sub-Saharan countries. Firstly, I measure civil society assistance between 2005 and 2009 employing OECD aid statistics, and measure the subsequent change in the level of civic participation by comparing the civic participation level in 2005/6 and 2011/3 using Afrobarometer survey Round Three and Round Five. Then, I investigate whether there is a positive correlation between the two variables. The findings show that the level of civic participation did not change significantly over time. However, further analyses indicate that there is a partially positive correlation between civil society assistance and the change of civic participation. Also, the positive correlation between the assistance and the specific type of civic participation, communing activities, is sustained even when an endogenous factor, the political environment of the countries is hold constant. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Political Studies en_ZA
dc.title Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master 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 Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Kim, S. (2016). <i>Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20580 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Kim, Sohhyeon. <i>"Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20580 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Kim S. Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Political Studies, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20580 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Kim, Sohhyeon AB - Donors have been using various strategies to promote democracy in developing countries. One of the strategies is to support civil society organisations to foster vibrant civil society that can hold government responsive and accountable. Sub-Saharan Africa is no exception, in that all sub-Saharan countries except for the Seychelles were the recipient countries of civil society assistance. This research tests whether donors' civil society assistance is related to the changes in the level of civic participation in the 18 sub-Saharan countries. Firstly, I measure civil society assistance between 2005 and 2009 employing OECD aid statistics, and measure the subsequent change in the level of civic participation by comparing the civic participation level in 2005/6 and 2011/3 using Afrobarometer survey Round Three and Round Five. Then, I investigate whether there is a positive correlation between the two variables. The findings show that the level of civic participation did not change significantly over time. However, further analyses indicate that there is a partially positive correlation between civil society assistance and the change of civic participation. Also, the positive correlation between the assistance and the specific type of civic participation, communing activities, is sustained even when an endogenous factor, the political environment of the countries is hold constant. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa TI - Can foreign donors build social capital? : civil society assistance and civic participation sub-Saharan Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20580 ER - en_ZA


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