SARChI Chair in Multilevel Government, Law and Development

Prof Jaap de Visser is the South African Research Chair (SARChI) in Multilevel Government, Law and Development.

The Chair was established in 2013 and deals with how development in South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa, can be advanced through multilevel governance (MLG) embedded in the rule of law.

NEW PUBLICATION: The Value of Comparative Federalism

The Legacy of Ronald L. Watts Edited By Nico Steytler, Balveer Arora, Rekha Saxena

The volume provides innovative and pragmatic perspectives from both the Global North and the Global South, with case studies drawn from established federations such as India, Canada, Australia, and Austria, and emerging federal systems such as Italy and South Africa.

Advocating a combined approach that integrates modern and traditional theoretical routes with practical insights and contemporary analyses, it discusses the issues of multilevel elections and federal governance; coalition governments and multiparty democracy in parliamentary federal systems, such as India; minority empowerment; gender budgeting; self-governance; multinational federalism; unitary states; the nation-state; and degenerating federalism. It also breaks new ground by looking at federalism from a gender perspective and deals with tools for measuring fiscal responsibility, and a social and cultural index. 

A tribute to the intellectual legacy of Ronald L. Watts... Read more HERE

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