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African Centre on Citizenship and Democracy

The African Centre on Citizenship and Democracy (ACCEDE) was established to play a key role in mobilizing scholars and resources towards a constructive but critical examination of the factors and policy environments which support or inhibit the development of a more inclusive citizenship in the region and continent. ACCEDE replaced the Centre for Southern African Studies which focused rather more specifically on issues of regional security and integration than on issues of citizenship, democracy and development which have increasingly come to form a major research focus within the University of the Western Cape's School of Government over the past few years.