Party Politics and Public Goods in a Racially Divided Space
Dr. Annie Karreth, associate professor of politics and international relations, published an article in Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies on community policing in Hout Bay, South Africa.
The article explores the political and historical roots of collective action problems around community policing in Hout Bay, South Africa. Utilizing a social capital approach, it argues that party politics has exacerbated a racialized politics of public goods provision in the community, with implications for the local governance of security. With original data from semi-structured interviews and secondary sources, the study analyzes the community’s environment of social capital, the influence of local and provincial party agendas on inter-group relations there, and its ultimate impact on community policing in Hout Bay.
The full article can be read here.