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Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection In Rural South Africa, Robin Turner Mar 2015

Traditional, Democratic, Accountable? Navigating Citizen-Subjection In Rural South Africa, Robin Turner

Robin L Turner

Nearly two decades after South Africa’s democratization, questions of tradition and accountability continue to trouble the polity as more than 14 million black South Africans remain subject to state-recognized, so-called “traditional” leaders – kings, queens, chiefs and regents. This article deepens our understanding of contemporary governance by exploring the agency of these citizen-subjects through close examination of traditional leaders’ strategies and citizen-subjects’ mobilizations in four rural localities. These cases illustrate how citizen-subjects are working with, against and through traditional leaders and councils, hybrid organizations and independent groups to pursue community development and effective, accountable governance, and show how the present ...


China’S New Identity Crisis, Zheng Wang Sep 2014

China’S New Identity Crisis, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


China's Democracy Challenge, Zheng Wang Sep 2014

China's Democracy Challenge, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Tiananmen As The Turning Point: China’S Impossible Balancing Act, Zheng Wang Apr 2014

Tiananmen As The Turning Point: China’S Impossible Balancing Act, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


"The Global Origins Of China’S Domestic Conflicts” (With Vance Crowe), Zheng Wang Apr 2014

"The Global Origins Of China’S Domestic Conflicts” (With Vance Crowe), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


“Missing Histories: History Education And China-Japan Relations”, Zheng Wang Mar 2014

“Missing Histories: History Education And China-Japan Relations”, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans), Zheng Wang Feb 2014

How U.S. Ambassadors Influence China (But Not Americans), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Why China’S New Rich Want To Emigrate, Zheng Wang Nov 2013

Why China’S New Rich Want To Emigrate, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang Sep 2013

The Chinese Dream From Mao To Xi, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang Aug 2013

It’S All About Mao, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Lessons For The Chinese Dream (With Elizabeth Barrett), Zheng Wang Aug 2013

Lessons For The Chinese Dream (With Elizabeth Barrett), Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.


Blind Men And The Elephant: Why The World Misunderstands China?, Zheng Wang Jul 2013

Blind Men And The Elephant: Why The World Misunderstands China?, Zheng Wang

Zheng Wang

No abstract provided.