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Title:On Princes, Pawns and Power: An Exploratory Survey of Opinion Leaders in South African Politics
Author:Kotze, Hennie J.
Periodical:South Africa International
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:public opinion
Politics and Government
Ethnic and Race Relations
Abstract:This article attempts to get to grips with certain aspects of speculations concerning the influence of various individual opinion leaders on the South African political situation, notably as far as the subject of political and socio-economical change Is concerned. In that it represents an analysis of the ability of various South African political actors to influence the attitude formation and connected behaviour of South Africans based on the perceptions of various members of the South African House of Assembly. The author recently subjected parliamentarians to a survey In an attempt to measure their political beliefs. Here the findings of the survey are presented: Opinion leaders, power and influence - The sample and data - Interpretation of the data - Conclusion. Notes, tab.