This week in the Chronic Online:
The End of Elections? Paula Akugizibwe reads Seeing by Portuguese author Jose Saramago to find out what happens to a democratic system when no one turns up to vote.
From albocracy (Government by “white” men or Europeans) through plousiocracy (The privileged rule of the wealthy) and schismarch (one who starts a schism or break-up in an organisation or movement) to Zhdanovism (Rigorous control by the state over cultural issues and the arts)… update your political vocab with Willem Boshoff‘s Dictionary of Elections. In addition, Vincent Plisson illustrates nationality codes further asking jus sanguinis or jus soli?
Flash back to:
How to Approach Heaven: Jon Soske on how Albert Luthuli rejected the idea of the African majority and the framework of majoritarian democracy in principle…