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Social Market Economy History, Principles and Implementation

From A to Z
The aim of the puiblication is to clarify the concept of the social market economy in terms of economic and social policy and its political implementation.

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The Future of Provinces in South Africa

by Bertus de Villiers

The Debate continues
Bertus De Villiers examines the current status, powers and boundaries of the Provinces in South Africa. The publication analyses the pros and cons of possible reform options and discusses future scenarios.

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Electoral System and Accountability: Options for Electoral Reform in South Africa

KAS-Policy Paper
The electoral system, which is the basis of electoraldemocracy, must be representative of the differentconstituencies and particular circumstances that existin a country at a given time. As such there may be aneed to review the electoral system from time totime in order to maintain the credibility of electoral democracy. This KAS Policy Paper by Bertha Chiroro explores various options for Electoral Reform in South Africa.

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World Values Survey Booklet

by Hennie Kotzé

-25 years of Value Change in South Africa: 1981-2006-
The latest round of the World Values Survey, which has been tracking the values of South Africans since 1981, has just been completed. The booklet entails crucial insights into people's perception of democracy and delivery issues. The changing value orientation of South Africans over the past 25 years, focusing on areas such as family, religion, work and gender, will also be analysed.

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The Impact of Floor Crosssing on Party Systems and Representative Democracy

edited by Dr Khabele Matlosa
This publication examines the floor crossing issue in detail and outlines the views of potential parties such as the ANC, DA, IFP, ACDP, ID and others on this controversial issue.

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Financial Intergovernmental Relations in South Africa

A KAS-Policy Paper by Dr Dirk Brand
Part of the political dispute- and a key challenge to political decision makers- is the degree of autonomy in particular of the provincial and local spheres of government. In this context the extent of financial autonomy is decisive for political competence. Only a fairly even distribution of state revenue can ensure efficient, good quality, collaborative and accountable service delivery- It is for this reason that financial intergovernmental relations is the subject of intense political debate in decentralised states. In this policy paper Dirk Brand analyses financial intergovernmental relations. The paper presents and critically assesses the rules and regulations governing the topic and, where appropriate, makes comparisons with the German equalisation system.

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Land reform: Trailblazers

by Bertus de Villiers, Marlize van den Berg

Seven Successful Case Studies
There are many examples of successful land reform projects in South Africa, but emphasis in the public arena has so far fallen on failures or potential failures. This KAS publication intends to concentrate on positive examples of land reform in South Africa in order to find out why the projects were successful and what lessons can be learned from them.

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Political Culture in the New South Africa

The new South Africa has inherited a complex political culture that has been shaped by both the liberation movements and the apartheid system. The seminar report is based on a conference held by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and St Augustine College of South Africa in Johannesburg in September 2005 and aims to stimulate discussions about South Africa's political culture, its challenges and weaknesses in the context of the consolidation of democracy.

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Financial Constitutional Law

A comparison between Germany and South Africa
This KAS publication by Dr Dirk Brand is the result of research done in Germany and South Africa which focused on the constitutional environment and practical implementation of financial intergovernmental relations. It provides an indepth analysis of the constitutional framework, the actual financial intergovernmental relations as well as the role of the judiciary in dealing with financial constitutional matters in these two countries.

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Challenges to Democracy by One Party Dominance

A comparative Assessment
This KAS publication provides the reader with an analysis of the phenomenon of one-party dominance after a decade of multiparty democracy in South Africa as well as with a comparison between the situation in South Africa and other countries, like Malaysia, Mexico and India.