Institutions and social change : a case study of the South African National AIDS Council

Show simple item record Powers, Theodore 2016-12-15T06:00:03Z 2016-12-15T06:00:03Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Institutions play an important role in the success or failure of social models, as they promote or limit particular political and economic activities. Central to this point is the understanding that institutions and traditions are in a constant state of flux. Taken in this light, state and non-state institutions are continually being ‘re-invented’ to reflect a particular society’s changing economic, political and cultural division of power. Immanent in this constant process of change is the possibility of transforming formal political institutions to more closely reflect the needs of human beings. The South African National AIDS Council provides a useful case study to illuminate how non-state social alliances can transform state institutions to reflect the needs of society. Through the mobilisation of non-state and community-based organisations, the South African HIV/AIDS movement successfully influenced the South African government to expand the public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic en_ZA
dc.description.department Humanities Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Theodore Powers (2013) Institutions and social change: a case study of the South African National AIDS Council, Anthropology Southern Africa, 36:3-4, 116-123, DOI: 10.1080/02580144.2013.10887035. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2332-3256 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2332-3264 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/02580144.2013.10887035
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014 Anthropology Southern Africa. This is an electronic version of an article published in Anthropology Southern Africa, vol. 36, no. 3-4, pp. 116-123, 2014. doi : . Anthropology Southern Africa is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_ZA
dc.subject Globalisation en_ZA
dc.subject Institutions en_ZA
dc.subject Social movements en_ZA
dc.subject Social change en_ZA
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en_ZA
dc.subject Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject South African National AIDS Council en_ZA
dc.title Institutions and social change : a case study of the South African National AIDS Council en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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