Mediated Citizenship

The Informal Politics of Speaking for Citizens in the Global South

  • Bettina von Lieres
  • Laurence Piper

Part of the Frontiers of Globalization book series (FOG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: The Crucial Role of Mediators in Relations between States and Citizens

  3. Mediating the City

  4. Mediating the National

  5. Mediating the Post-National

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-260

About this book


Drawing on case studies from the global South, this book explores the politics of mediated citizenship in which citizens are represented to the state through third party intermediaries. The studies show that mediation is both widely practiced and multi-directional and that it has an important role to play in deepening democracy in the global South.


democracy governance government mediation Policy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bettina von Lieres
    • 1
    • 2
  • Laurence Piper
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Toronto ScarboroughCanada
  2. 2.University of the Western CapeSouth Africa

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