n Journal of African Elections - Public participation : the political challenge in Southern Africa
|Article Title||Public participation : the political challenge in Southern Africa|
|© Publisher:||Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)|
|Journal||Journal of African Elections|
|Publication Date||Jun 2010|
|Pages||1 - 15|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Witwatersrand|
Placing 'liberal democracy' as a polar opposite to 'participatory democracy' is less than helpful, particularly in the African situation. In this article I suggest an alternative approach to democracy which I think is more constructive, and which, equally, I think, will prove useful in guiding our thinking about political participation.
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