Harry Boyte: Obama campaign could impact South Africa civic culture

Center for Democracy and Citizenship co-director Harry Boyte co-authored this editorial about the potential of the U.S. presidential election to influence the "customer service" cultures of both the U.S. and South Africa.

The way it is resonating in the build up to the U.S. presidential election suggests that civic agency, the form of politics it has captured, has relevance to South Africa. Civic agency politics views citizenship as active, informed and skilful participation.

Business Day

March 25, 2008

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs