Mobilising social justice in South Africa Perspectives from Researchers and practitioners

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South Africa grapples with serious social and economic inequalities, including inequality in access to basic services. At a time of rising social tensions, the country’s institutions are in danger of losing the legitimacy they gained in the wake of democratic dispensations of the 1990s.

South Africa grapples with serious social and economic inequalities, including inequality in access to basic services. At a time of rising social tensions, the country’s institutions are in danger of losing the legitimacy they gained in the wake of democratic dispensations of the 1990s.

Faced with these challenges, civic actors in South Africa form alliances at different levels, combining legal and non-legal strategies to try to address massive and growing disparities between rich and poor, as well as large-scale inequality and injustice. They aim to mobilise social justice through various and innovative means.

There are many dimensions to understanding the dynamics of civil society, the potential for civic actors to contribute to structural changes in unequal power relations, and the roles of external actors in supporting them. This book presents the findings of five research projects that address these key areas in partnership with practitioners, which were presented at an international conference organised by the Hivos-ISS Knowledge Programme on Civil Society in November 2009 in Johannesburg.

Edited by Jeff Handmaker and Remko Berkhout

Jeff Handmaker is a Senior Lecturer in Law, Human Rights and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 24.6 x 15.4 x 1.1 cm
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PublisherPretoria University Law Press (PULP) Publication Date15/11/2010

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