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dc.contributor.advisorSteeves, Jeffreyen_US
dc.creatorKlippenstein, Chad Ellisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-10T12:08:12Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:43:20Z
dc.date.available2010-08-05T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:43:20Z
dc.date.created2009en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.submitted2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-07102009-120812en_US
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa has been considered a bastion of democracy on the continent of Africa since its first fully democratic election in 1994. Yet, under its second president since apartheid, Thabo Mbeki, the consolidation of South Africa’s democratic gains tended to slow or even stagnate. This thesis develops a theoretical backdrop by explaining competing theories of leadership and development in Africa. With Thabo Mbeki’s promotion of the African Renaissance he should be considered to of promoted a good governance model of growth and leadership within South Africa. To determine whether Mbeki actively followed through in implementing good governance practices as leader of South Africa and the ANC this thesis analyzes three aspects of the African National Congress (ANC): centralization, corruption and the 2007 leadership succession. Through this analysis of these three aspects of the ANC under Mbeki the thesis moves to determine whether the former president should be considered to have cultivated a good governance regime while in office or whether his leadership of South Africa embraced more neopatrimonial logic. This study finds that under Mbeki neopatrimonialism expanded significantly, particularly within the ruling ANC, and can to a certain extent be used to explained Mbeki’s actions while president of South Africa. Despite actively promoting a good governance agenda this thesis argues that Mbeki contributed to the stagnation of democratic gains in South Africa. This legacy will continue to effect future South African leaders including Mbeki’s arch-rival Jacob Zuma.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectThabo Mbekien_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.subjectneopatrimonialismen_US
dc.subjectgood governanceen_US
dc.subjectclientelismen_US
dc.subjectpresidentialismen_US
dc.titleLeadership and the ANC: The Thabo Mbeki Era in South Africaen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNewman, Dwighten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeonandan, Kalowatieen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMichelmann, Hansen_US


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