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Past Coursework Masters

Politics

From 2009

The following list includes all graduates who have graduated in the Politics (POL) specialisation, as well as graduates from earlier, now discontinued, programmes in Democratic Governance (DG), South African and Comparative Politics (SACP) and Political Science (PS):

Name

Title

Supervisor

Andersen, Ryan (PS)

2010 - conferred June 2011

Are there economic returns from democracy? : The experience of Sub-Saharan Africa from 1988-2007.

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Robert Mattes

Anthony, Alan (Jon) (PS)

2012 - conferred June 2013

Food insecurity in Cape Town: How inadequate access affects human health and livelihoods.

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Annette Seegers / Jane Battersby-Lennard (African Centre for Cities)

Asmal, Muhammad (SACP)

2010
(thesis with distinction)

From Afghani to Khomeini. The State in Modern Islamic Political Thought.

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Thiven Reddy

Chileshe, Chileshe (PS)

2011 - conferred June 2012

An application of Lindberg’s thesis in assessing democratic growth in Zambia.

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Robert Mattes

Cole, Eric (POL)

2014 - conferred June 2015
(degree with distinction)

Do Southern Africa’s Dominant-Party Systems Affect Popular Attitudes?

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Robert Mattes

Greenberg, Ari (DG)

2008 (conferred June 2019)
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Quality Matters: Electoral Outcomes and Democratic Health in Africa.

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Robert Mattes

Jamieson, Lucy (PS)

2012

Children's Political Rights: Participation in legislative processes in the South African Parliament.

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Robert Mattes

Kroenke, Matthias (POL)

2015
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Do policies make a difference? Tracing immigrant integration policies' capacity to mediate xenophobic attitudes in post-apartheid South Africa and Germany after reunification.

(thesis not available online yet)

Robert Mattes

Lekalake, Rorisang (PS)

2012
(degree and thesis with distinction)

The human development sequence in sub-Saharan Africa: Botswana in comparative perspective.

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Robert Mattes

Little, Sarah (DG)

2019 - conferred June 2010
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Engineering the Immobilization of Ethnic Parties in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Enforcement and Effect of Particularistic Party Bans.

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Robert Mattes

Lleyda-Barreto,Montserrat (PS)

2019 - conferred June 2010

The Impact of Democracy on Economic Growth in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Robert Mattes

Mitchell, Elliot (DG)

2009 - conferred June 2010
(degree and thesis with distinction)

Political Competition and Electoral Competitiveness in sub-Saharan Africa: A Conceptual Critique with Data.

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Robert Mattes

Monyake, Moletsane (PS)

2012
(thesis with distinction)

Measuring generalised trust in sub-Saharan Africa: A critical note.

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Robert Mattes

Mughogho, Dangalira (DG)

2011

The role of public opinion in Africa’s third term bids.

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Robert Mattes

Musonerwa, Mugisha (DG)

2010

The Relationship between Decentralisation and Poverty Reduction in Rwanda.

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Robert Mattes

Penfold, Erica (PS)

2010 - conferred June 2011
(thesis with distinction)

An analysis of the role of political actors in defining ethnicity and electoral outcomes in Rwanda.

(thesis not available online yet)

John Akokpari

Richmond, Samantha (DG)

2010

South African public opinion on Government's performance in the area of school education in post-apartheid South Africa.

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Robert Mattes

Romo, Michelle (PS)

2010 - conferred June 2011
(degree and thesis with distinction)

National Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa.

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Robert Mattes

Schwartner, Stephanie (POL)

2013 - conferred June 2014

Fantasy Football - Assessing changes in perceptions and interpretations of the 2010 FIFA World Cup’s legacies for South Africa.

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Anthony Butler

Shearman, Leah (DG)

2009 - conferred June 2010

The Legislator-Constituent relationship in Southern Africa: The extent to which electoral competitiveness, electoral systems and role orientation affect levels of constituency service conducted by legislators.

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Robert Mattes

Stalnaker, Rachel (DG)

2008 - conferred June 2009
(thesis with distinction)

Examining HIV diffusion through cultural explanations: A cross sectional comparison of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Robert Mattes

Vickerman, Rosemary (SACP)

2008 - conferred June 2009

Buthelezi’s emergence as a key national politician in Apartheid South Africa and his decline in status thus far, in the country’s democratic context.

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Thiven Reddy

Webb, Dominique (POL)

2014

Politics Gone Viral: Social Media and Political Mobilization.

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Anthony Butler

 

DG - Democratic Governance
POL - Politics
PS - Political Science
SACP - South African & Comparative Politics