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dc.contributor.authorMills, Elizabeth
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Africaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-11T10:00:04Z
dc.date.available2016-01-11T10:00:04Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016-01-11
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7691
dc.description.abstractSince joining the Open Governance Partnership in 2011, South Africa has been committed to addressing the ‘grand challenge’ of open governance through improving public services, creating safer communities and increasing accountability. This article contrasts this supranational commitment to open governance with accounts of citizens’ everyday engagement with the state at a micro-level. Based on a year of multi-sited ethnography, the article highlights the value of bringing people – in this case, HIV-positive citizens living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town – into focus through a series of visual participatory processes in which they share their experience of public service provision and engagement with the state. The article reflects, first, on how citizens ‘see’ the state in relation to service delivery and, second, on how they ‘speak’ to the state as members of civil society. It offers an understanding of how citizens themselves perceive ‘open governance’ in their everyday lives.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence, which permits downloading and sharing provided the original authors and source are credited – but the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.title‘You Have to Raise a Fist!’: Seeing and Speaking to the State in South Africaen
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamPower and Popular Politicsen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2016.107


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