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Grant awarded to conduct research on voices of the poor in urban governance

Dr Charlotte Lemanski has been awarded a Small Research Grant by the Royal Geographical Society to conduct research on 'The voices of the poor in urban governance: overlapping spaces of community-level political participation in South Africa'.

Grant awarded to conduct research on voices of the poor in urban governance

The project will analyse the ability of poor residents to have their voice heard in urban governance, through formal institutional (representative and participatory democracy) and informal community (e.g. mass protest, community forums) channels, in the city of Cape Town.  Dr Lemanski will undertake primary fieldwork in a low-income urban community in South Africa during September 2008 as part of this project.

This research forms part of a large French-funded international research project on ‘Spaces of political mobilisation and relationships between residents and local government in South African cities’.


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