Articles by Ainara Mancebo

October 20, 2023

🔮 South Africa’s populist EFF stirs up parliamentary affairs

Ainara Mancebo
Recent electoral success for the Economic Freedom Fighters means the global rise of populism has firmly reached South Africa. But Ainara Mancebo cautions that most of EFF's parliamentary efforts are aimed merely at criticising the ruling party, and exposing its failures. EFF pledges to transform the South African economy, she says, ring hollow
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Ainara Mancebo
Research Scholar, Ronin Institute, New Jersey

Ainara specialises in comparative democracy.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of journalistic, publishing and public affairs consultancy in Spain, France, US and South Africa.

Ainara’s research interests include institutional change, electoral systems, party systems and party behaviour.

Populism and parliamentary opposition parties: the Economic Freedom Fighters' party behaviour in the South African parliament
Journal of Legislative Studies, 2023

South African Opposition Party Behaviour Under the National State of Disaster to Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Politikon, 2021

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