277pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2015
First published in the USA in 2015.
"A magisterial analysis of the historical circumstances and trends in South African local governance that have led to the current challenges and dilemmas behind and beyond the daily service delivery protests and ongoing institutional power struggles" Professor Patrick FitzGerald, Wits School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand
Louis Picard is Professor of Public and International Affairs and African Studies and Director of the Ford Institute for Human Security at the University of Pittsburgh.
Thomas Mogale is Professor and Director of the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand.