Search for dissertations about: "South Africa"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 236 swedish dissertations containing the words South Africa.

  1. 1. Watchdogs or Lapdogs? : National Human Rights Institutions in Africa

    Author : Karin Sundström; Jonas Tallberg; Thomas Sommerer; Sonia Cardenas; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; national human rights institution; NHRI; Ombudsman; human rights; Africa; Namibia; South Africa; diffusion; democracy; international organizations; Paris Principles; nationell institution för mänskliga rättigheter; mänskliga rättigheter; Afrika; Namibia; Sydafrika; diffusion; demokrati; ombudsman; internationella organisationer; Parisprinciperna; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : National human rights institutions (NHRIs) have important roles to play for the protection, promotion, and monitoring of human rights. These institutions are set up by governments that have a special role in upholding human rights but at the same time violate these rights. READ MORE

  2. 2. Grass-roots reconciliation in South Africa

    Author : Anna-Karin Evaldsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; reconciliation; South Africa; peacebuilding; intergroup contact; crime; violence; justice; poverty; inequality; discrimination;

    Abstract : Reconciliation between the parties in the aftermath of a violent conflict increases the possibility for sustainable peace. The aim of this thesis is to study reconciliation in South Africa with a focus on factors that facilitate or hamper reconciliation between black and white South Africans at grass-roots level. READ MORE

  3. 3. Essays on Development and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author : Jonas Poulsen; Eva Mörk; Niklas Bengtsson; Karl Moene; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; ANC; regression discontinuity; IV; party effects; Rwandan genocide; rainfall; propaganda; social capital; South Africa; mining; resource curse; crime; criminality; Internet; protests; submarine cables; regime change; Africa; employment; light;

    Abstract : Essay I: The African National Congress (ANC) can look back on eighty years of struggle which resulted in the liberation of black Africans, the creation of a democratic constitution and free elections. However, the last twenty years of ANC rule has been criticized for the failure to bring higher living standards for the formerly oppressed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Income Generation in the African and Coloured Population: Three essays on the origins of household incomes in South Africa

    Author : Sten Dieden; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Africa; South Africa; household incomes; income sources; inequality; labour; unemployment; core; periphery; multinomial logit; endogeneity;

    Abstract : The dissertation comprises three empirical analyses focusing on the origins of South African households? income sources. The income sources are categorized to reflect the households? varying extent of economic core sector integration. READ MORE

  5. 5. Equality before custom? - A study of property rights of previously disadvantaged women under land reform and communal tenure in post-apartheid South Africa

    Author : Annika Rudman; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Gender equality; Customary law; Land reform; Communal tenure; South Africa; Traditional leadership; Africa; Feminism Restitution of land rights; Women’s property rights; Poverty reduction and development;

    Abstract : Based on legal primary and secondary sources as well as text based and secondary data, Equality before custom? explores the relationship between statutory law and customary law in relation to previously disadvantaged women’s access to land through land reform, in post-apartheid South Africa. With the point of departure in this new constitutional order, the position of official customary law and living custom in land reform and communal land tenure is examined. READ MORE