Dr. Robert Compton Presents Paper in South Africa

November 27th, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized
September 13th, 2012

Robert Compton, ALS and Political Science, presented a paper titled, “Developmental State for Service Delivery: South Africa and the Implications for APRM and Good Governance” at the Biennial Conference of the South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS) held at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, on Aug. 28-31, 2012. Dr. Compton’s paper examined the role of developmental state models within the context of the South African construction of hegemony and legitimacy and the African National Congress’ (ANC) weakening authority. He concludes that the Asian developmental state models are incompatible for South Africa, and that their implementation would have negative implications for South Africa’s democracy by weakening good governance and the fragile democracy that exists in the country.