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Hearing Community Voices: Grassroots Perceptions of an Intervention to Support Health Volunteers in South Africa

by Andy Gibbs; Catherine Campbell; Sbongile Maimane; Yugi Nair

Dec 1, 2008

The focus of this chapter is public participation in policymaking in South Africa, exploring how participation and deliberation can overcome the shortcomings of a purely representative democracy by connecting citizen voice with state decision making, transforming thereby broader social power relations and enabling responsive policymaking.