Chris Tapscott is the Director of the School of Government. A sociologist, he has extensive applied policy research experience in the fields of administrative reform and transformation in developing states. His current research focus is on the local state and on the political and administrative challenges which confront the development of substantive participatory democracy and services delivery in countries of the global South.
Thompson, L. and Tapscott, C. eds. Citizenship and Social Movements, Perspectives from the Global South (Zed Books London).
Thompson, L. and Tapscott C. (2010) “Mobilisation and Social Movements in the South: The Challenges of Inclusive Governance”, in Thompson, L. and Tapscott, C. eds. Citizenship and Social Movements, Perspectives from the Global South, (Zed Books, London)
Tapscott, C (2010) “Social Mobilization in Cape Town: A Tale of Two Communities”, in Thompson, L. and Tapscott, C. eds. Citizenship and Social Movements, Perspectives from the Global South (Zed Books London).
Tapcott, C (2011) “Citizen Leadership in Cape Town, South Africa: A Tale of Three Communities”, in Jha, V. Vaishnava, B. and Bandyopadhyay, K. eds, Citizen Leadership: Deepening Democratic Accountability in India, Brazil and South Africa, (Academic Foundation, New Delhi).
Tapscott C. (2011) “The Development of Democracy in South Africa: A Journey without Road Maps”, in Chattopadhyay, R., and Nerenberg, K., (eds) Political Parties and Civil Society in Federal Countries, Global Dialogue on Federalism Booklet Series, Vol. 9. (McGill-Queen’s University Press, Ithaca, 2011).
Tapscott, C (2011) “Social Mobilisation and its efficacy – A case study of social movements in Langa”, Africanus, Journal of Development, Volume 41 (1).