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rights of political representation and participation

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US Department of State, 2014. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013: South Sudan [Report] US Department of State. Accessed online.

Lengthy, careful and systematic (though inevitably not comprehensive) account of human rights practices, cagegorized by: (1) respect for the integrity of the person; (2) respect for civil liberties; (3) respect for political rights; (4) corruption and lack of transparency in government; (5) governmental attitude to human rights investigations; (6) discrimination, societal abuses and trafficking in persons; and (7) worker rights.

Nicola Loise de Jager, 2009/07. Bibliography item: Nicola Loise de Jager (2009/07) "Voice and accountability in one party dominant systems: A comparative case study of Mexico and South Africa". (Thesis). University of Pretoria. [Thesis] University of Pretoria. Accessed online.

Argues that dominant parties ruling in a state tend to be caught up in a dynamic of centralization. They can adopt strategies such as patronage, cadre deployment, the establishment of economic and ideological monopolies, which lead to increased authoritarianism. Opposition parties and civil society can partly resist this dynamic by representing citzen interests, mobilizing the public in political participation, maintaining pressure on the government for public accountability.

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