The Resource Popular politics in South African cities : unpacking community participation, edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou

Popular politics in South African cities : unpacking community participation, edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou

Label
Popular politics in South African cities : unpacking community participation
Title
Popular politics in South African cities
Title remainder
unpacking community participation
Statement of responsibility
edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou
Title variation
Unpacking community participation
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Community meetings seldom lead to significant change in urban policies, and have been accused of being sterile, sedative, or manipulative. This book starts from a simple question: why do people then continue to participate in these meetings, sometimes massively, and on a regular basis? Authors from a variety of disciplines explore the multiple roles of these 'invited' spaces of participation. From consolidation of individual social status and networks, to the construction and framing of the local 'community' ; from the display of political or group loyalties and maintenance of clientelist exchange to access to information (even rumours or gossip) but also forms of education on who and what is the state, invited spaces of participation are also, crucially, places of emergence of collective awareness, through shared expressions of frustration, that can lead to political mobilisation and other, less institutionalised forms of participation."--Back cover
Cataloging source
OI@
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JS7537.A15
LC item number
P67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Human Sciences Research Council
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Local government
  • Political participation
  • Community organization
  • Civil society
  • Social movements
  • South Africa
  • Civil society
  • Community organization
  • Local government
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • Social movements
  • South Africa
  • Kommunalpolitik
  • Bürgerbeteiligung
  • Zivilgesellschaft
  • Südafrika
Label
Popular politics in South African cities : unpacking community participation, edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Politicising and politicking community participation in urban governance / Claire Bénit-Gbaffou -- Part One: Politicising spaces of participation -- From party-state to party-society in South Africa: SANCO and the informal politics of community representation in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town / Laurence Piper -- Against ourselves -- local activists and the management of contradictory political loyalties: the case of Phiri, Johannesburg / Boitumelo Matlala and Claire Bénit-Gbaffou -- Social movements, mobilisation and political parties: a case study of the Landless People's Movement, South Africa / Luke Sinwell -- Ritualistic spaces? re-examining invited spaces of participation / Obvious Katsaura -- Constructing communities in public meetings: local leaders and the management of xenophobic discourses in Yeoville / Claire Bénit-Gbaffou and Eulenda Mkwanazi -- Part two: Beyond invented /invited spaces of participation -- Uncooperative masses as a problem for substantive and participatory theories of democracy: the cases of 'people's power' (1984-6) and the 'xenophobia' (2008) in South Africa / Daryl Glaser -- Participation, neoliberal control and the voice of street traders in Cape Town: a Foucauldian perspective on 'invited spaces' / Marianne Morange -- Meetings in Vosloorus (Ekurhuleni): democratic public spaces or spaces for grievances? / Philippe Gervais-Lambony -- 'Bringing government closer to the people'? The daily experience of subcouncils in Cape Town / Chloé Buire -- Contesting the participatory sphere: encountering the state in Johannesburg and Cape Town / Alex Wafer and Sophie Oldfield -- Beyond invented and invited spaces of participation: the Phiri and Olivia Road court cases and theoir outcome / Laïla Smith and Margot Rubin -- Viewing South Africa's urban governance from an 'Indian' perspective / Glyn Williams
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 298 pages
Isbn
9780796924643
Lccn
2015494875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928364088
  • (OCoLC)ocn928364088
Label
Popular politics in South African cities : unpacking community participation, edited by Claire Bénit-Gbaffou
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Politicising and politicking community participation in urban governance / Claire Bénit-Gbaffou -- Part One: Politicising spaces of participation -- From party-state to party-society in South Africa: SANCO and the informal politics of community representation in Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town / Laurence Piper -- Against ourselves -- local activists and the management of contradictory political loyalties: the case of Phiri, Johannesburg / Boitumelo Matlala and Claire Bénit-Gbaffou -- Social movements, mobilisation and political parties: a case study of the Landless People's Movement, South Africa / Luke Sinwell -- Ritualistic spaces? re-examining invited spaces of participation / Obvious Katsaura -- Constructing communities in public meetings: local leaders and the management of xenophobic discourses in Yeoville / Claire Bénit-Gbaffou and Eulenda Mkwanazi -- Part two: Beyond invented /invited spaces of participation -- Uncooperative masses as a problem for substantive and participatory theories of democracy: the cases of 'people's power' (1984-6) and the 'xenophobia' (2008) in South Africa / Daryl Glaser -- Participation, neoliberal control and the voice of street traders in Cape Town: a Foucauldian perspective on 'invited spaces' / Marianne Morange -- Meetings in Vosloorus (Ekurhuleni): democratic public spaces or spaces for grievances? / Philippe Gervais-Lambony -- 'Bringing government closer to the people'? The daily experience of subcouncils in Cape Town / Chloé Buire -- Contesting the participatory sphere: encountering the state in Johannesburg and Cape Town / Alex Wafer and Sophie Oldfield -- Beyond invented and invited spaces of participation: the Phiri and Olivia Road court cases and theoir outcome / Laïla Smith and Margot Rubin -- Viewing South Africa's urban governance from an 'Indian' perspective / Glyn Williams
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 298 pages
Isbn
9780796924643
Lccn
2015494875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928364088
  • (OCoLC)ocn928364088

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