Symposium

Promoting Democracy: The state of public opinion and political behaviour

Öffentliche Meinung und politisches Handeln

What is the kind of relationship between public opinion and voter behaviour? How does public opinion impact on voter behaviour? An analysis of the 2009 elections will help to find the answers.

Details

08.30

Welcome

Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo (UP)

Dr Werner Böhler (KAS)

08.50

Panel 1

Approaches to the study of voter behaviour and the role of public opinion in elections

Chair: Prof. Siegmar Schmidt (Uni Koblenz-Landau)

Panelists:

Dr Mike Wolf (University of Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne)

Dr Robert Mattes (UCT)

Prof Yogendra Yadav (CSDS India)

Discussion

10.30

Tea/coffee

11.00

Panel 2

Voter behaviour and public opinion in the South African national election of April 2009

Chair: Prof Garth le Pére (UP/IGD)

Panelists:

Ms Marié Harris (MARKINOR)

Prof Steven Friedman (UJ)

Mr Henry Jeffreys (Editor, Die Burger)

Prof Paulus Zulu (UKZN)

Discussion

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Panel 3

Title of panel

Chair: Prof Sandy Africa (UP)

Panelists:

Prof. S. Schmidt (Uni K-Landau)

Prof Alois Mlambo (UP)

Discussion

16.00

Closing session

Summary: Mr Roland Henwood (UP)

Vote of thanks:Prof Maxi Schoeman (UP)

16.30

Departure

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Venue

University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Speakers

  • Prof Siegmar Schmidt
    • Dr Mike Wolf
      • Prof Robert Mattes
        • Prof Yogendra Yadav
          • Prof Garth le Pére
            • Ms Marié Harris
              • Prof Steven Friedman
                • Mr Henry Jeffreys
                  • Prof Paulus Zulu
                    Contact

                    Julia Steffenfauseweh (ehem. Weber)