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A people's constitution : public participation in the South African constitution-making process

Author: Synnøve Skjelten
Publisher: Midrand : Institute for Global Dialogue, 2006.
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IN MAY 1994, less that two weeks after South Africa's first democratic election, a constitutional assembly was formed to draft a final constitution. The CA understood that in order for the constitution to have legitimacy, the people of South Africa had to be involved in creating it. After intense planning and conceptualisation, an innovative public participation programme emerged. In the course of this programme, CA  Read more...
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Skjelten, Synnøve.
People's constitution.
Midrand ; Institute for Global Dialogue, 2006
(OCoLC)744619978
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Synnøve Skjelten
ISBN: 1919697985 9781919697987
OCLC Number: 127806278
Description: 231 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From lawlessness to legitimacy : a historical context --
Creating legitimacy through ownership : a conceptual background to the inclusive nature of the South African consitution-making process --
Creating the tools of ownership : the public participation programme takes shape --
Nothing about us without us --
taking the constitution-making process to the people : the CA's constitutional public meetings --
Empowering the grass roots through education : the constitutional education programme of the CA --
No more legalese and latin : the use of plain language in the constitution-making process --
Reaching the people who reach the people --
the impact and importance of civil society in the constitution-making process --
The media campaign --
The South African constitution-making process : a benchmark. Appendix A. The Freedom Charter. Appendix B. Constitutional principles.
Responsibility: Synnøve Skjelten.

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