Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration

 

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dc.contributor.author Cameron, Robert
dc.contributor.editor Hadenius, Axel en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-15T11:16:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-15T11:16:45Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Cameron, R. (2003). Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration. In Hadenius, A. (ed.), Decentralisation and Democratic Governance: Experiences from India, Bolivia and South Africa. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell. 105-150. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 91-7496-314-7 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22533
dc.identifier.uri https://www.amazon.com/Decentralisation-Democratic-Governance-Experiences-Bolivia/dp/9174963147
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on local governance in South Africa with respect to cor­ruption, clientelism and mismanagement. The objective is to examine the local government system to see to what extent corruption, clientelism and mismanagement exist. It also looks at the strategies and reforms that are in place for combating such misconduct. Two case studies were used for the purposes of this study, one in DA-controlled Cape Town and the other in ANC-controlled Ekurhuleni. Arising out of these case studies, some gene­ralisations are made about the prospects of controlling such corruption and misadministration at local level. The first part of this inquiry provides a theoretical framework for decen­tralisation. The main forms of decentralisation, along with its advantages and disadvantages, are discussed. The role of party politics is also exam­ined. The next section traces the history of local government in South Af­rica and provides an overview of the current system. It looks at the role of the two major political parties in South Africa, namely the African Natio­nal Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA), in local government.
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Almqvist & Wiksell en_ZA
dc.title Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration en_ZA
dc.type Book en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Book chapter 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.publisher.location Uppsala en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Cameron, R. (2003). <i>Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration</i>. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22533 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Cameron, Robert. <i>Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration</i>. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell. 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22533. en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Cameron R. Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell; 2003.http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22533 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Book AU - Cameron, Robert AB - This study focuses on local governance in South Africa with respect to cor­ruption, clientelism and mismanagement. The objective is to examine the local government system to see to what extent corruption, clientelism and mismanagement exist. It also looks at the strategies and reforms that are in place for combating such misconduct. Two case studies were used for the purposes of this study, one in DA-controlled Cape Town and the other in ANC-controlled Ekurhuleni. Arising out of these case studies, some gene­ralisations are made about the prospects of controlling such corruption and misadministration at local level. The first part of this inquiry provides a theoretical framework for decen­tralisation. The main forms of decentralisation, along with its advantages and disadvantages, are discussed. The role of party politics is also exam­ined. The next section traces the history of local government in South Af­rica and provides an overview of the current system. It looks at the role of the two major political parties in South Africa, namely the African Natio­nal Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA), in local government. CY - Uppsala DA - 2003 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town ED - Hadenius, Axel LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PP - Uppsala PY - 2003 SM - 91-7496-314-7 T1 - Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration TI - Local Government in South Africa: Political Decentralisation, Party Centralisation, Corruption and Maladministration UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22533 ER - en_ZA


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