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Governance Research Agenda: Towards A Democracy Assessment Framework for Southern Africa

Author: Khabele Matlosa
Organisation: EISA
Publish Date: 2005
Country: Southern Africa
Sector: Democracy & Governance, Legal & Civic Rights
Theme: Elections
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Political, Governance, Democracy, Elections

This paper discusses the utility of research methods in the governance field in the SADC region in particular. The main argument of the paper is that the methods are as good as the outcome of the research exercise. In a word, the poorer the methods, the poorer the concomitant results of the research. If methods are poor and leading to poor results, the research enterprise is likely to lack utility for positive policy change, democratic transformation and social advancement of the lives of communities.
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