Assessing the Quality of Democracy in South Africa
Chapter Four. Pillar Two: Representative and Accountable Government
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Pillar Two: Representative and Accountable Government
“It is through the ability of citizens, at regular elections, to retain or dismiss their elected representatives … that the principle of popular control is made flesh”(Beetham et al., 2002b: 85).
“An effective Parliament should be the basis for effective government … it should keep government in touch with public feeling and alert to issues about which the public feels strongly”(Jacobs, Calland and Power, 2001: 69).
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