Decentralising voice: women’s participation in Integrated Development Planning processes in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Williamson, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Sithole, Pearl
dc.contributor.author Todes, Alison
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-09T14:31:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-09T14:31:34Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-20
dc.identifier.citation Williamson, Amanda et al. 2006. Decentralising voice: women’s participation in Integrated Development Planning processes in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Paper presented to Conference on the Place of Participation in a democratising South Africa, IFAS, HSRC and CUBES, Wits, 20-21st November, 2006. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11648
dc.description.abstract The appeal of decentralisation is based on the belief that it will foster participatory democracy, introduce more responsive service delivery and advance the rights of citizens. It is also assumed that decentralisation processes will promote gender equity and benefit women. International experience, however, has begun to show that social transformation does not necessarily follow decentralisation processes, and that the increased autonomy enjoyed by local government can roll back advances secured by national government as local elites entrench their power in ways that exclude and disempower marginalised and vulnerable groups. Against a backdrop of ambivalent evidence feminist scholars have cautioned against an uncritical acceptance of the supposed benefits of decentralisation for women. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Paper presented to Conference on the Place of Participation in a democratising South Africa, IFAS, HSRC and CUBES, Wits, 20-21st November, 2006. en_ZA
dc.subject Participatory democracy, integrated development planning, women participation en_ZA
dc.title Decentralising voice: women’s participation in Integrated Development Planning processes in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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