This paper attempts to add to understanding the response of the poor in the informal economy to government decisions that affect them. It analyses informal traders in Johannesbury and their associations in an attempt to test the extent to which their behaviour conforms to ideas of democratic citizenship and explain both adherence to and deviation from the patterns of behaviour usually associated with citizenship.
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Policy: Issues and Actors, Vol. 17, No. 1, February. Centre for Policy Studies: Johannesburg, South Africa, ISBN 1-919708-69-3, 23 pp.
Programme 2: Mobilising Public Action. Trading Democracy? Johannesburg Informal Traders and Citizenship.