How sound and effective is South Africa's political system? Why is there so much concern about its state of health, about the weaknesses it exhibits and the threats it faces both internally and externally? What are the rules that govern the system and how should they be applied? This book explores the interface between South Africa's constitution and its political system. It investigates the broad political context in South Africa; analyses the current state of play with regard to regulation; assesses whether political parties are private associations or public entities that should be regulated by the state; explores the regulation of elections and campaigns by the Independent Electoral Commission; and investigates whether the challenge of "money politics" and corruption can be addressed by using legal or constitutional instruments. The book also considers threats to democratic politics posed by challenges to the authority of the courts and the Electoral Commission.The book will appeal to general readers interested in South African politics and the legal system. It will also appeal to activists involved in transparency campaigns, freedom of information, and citizens' rights.
Publisher: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Dimensions: 210 x 150 mm
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