Towards a typology of government interventionism in municipalities

Show simple item record Van der Waldt, Gerrit Greffrath, W.
dc.coverage.spatial Africa
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa 2016-11-18T10:21:50Z 2016-11-18T10:21:50Z 2016 2016
dc.description.abstract Although significant progress has been made since democratisation in 1994, much still needs to be done before all local, district and metropolitan municipalities in South Africa are fully functional, sustainable, and developmental. In response to general municipal dysfunctionalism with inadequate service delivery levels and rising levels of public protest, the South African Government has a statutory and moral obligation to intervene in the affairs of municipalities. The nature, scope, and intensions of such interventions are, however, not always clear. It is evident though that Government increasingly views interventionism as a viable approach. Embracing such an interventionist paradigm in government requires scholars to more closely scrutinise municipal interventions, not as loose-standing and isolated occurrences, but as part of an emergent strategy in South African governance. The purpose of this article is to make a contextual and conceptual contribution to the analysis of interventionism by developing a theoretical construct in the form of a typology. This typology could stimulate further scholarly perspectives into the phenomenon of government interventionism in South African municipalities. en_ZA
dc.format.extent 14 pages en_ZA
dc.format.medium Journal en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Greffrath, W. and Van der Waldt, G. 2016. Towards a typology of government interventionism in municipalities. African Journal of Public Affairs, 9(2): 152-165. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1997-7441
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher African Consortium of Public Administration en_ZA
dc.rights African Consortium of Public Administration © 2016 en_ZA
dc.subject Government intervention en_ZA
dc.subject Municipalities en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Public administration--Africa
dc.title Towards a typology of government interventionism in municipalities en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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