oa Constitutional Court Review - Citizenship and community : exploring the right to receive basic municipal services in Joseph
|Article Title||Citizenship and community : exploring the right to receive basic municipal services in Joseph|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Constitutional Court Review|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg and 2 South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC)|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||45 - 78|
One of the key roles of a constitution is to specify the framework within which a society will be governed. This requires some understanding of the function and role of governance in relation to citizens. Yet, how are we to think of the relationship between a government and its citizens? The dominant model in political philosophy has conceived of there as being some form of social contract between government and its citizens.
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