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Leon Schreiber

Leon Schreiber

Leon Schreiber is a Senior Research Specialist at Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies, where his work focuses on institution building in low- and middle-income countries. Originally hailing from the Namaqualand region of South Africa, he holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include institution building, South African politics, social policy, and the comparative political economy of development.
    Coalitions will become the new normal
    Coalitions will become the new normal
    Based on the experiences of other coalition-based societies, the section in my book, Coalition Country, titled Three Futures, introduces three...
    Zuma's dysfunctional Cabinet is a far cry from Mandela’s era
    Zuma's dysfunctional Cabinet is a far cry from Mandela’s era
    South Africa’s Cabinet has become dysfunctional. This highest executive body charged with managing the state’s daily affairs has 35 members....
    Budget 2016: Gordhan's nifty political footwork may not be enough
    Budget 2016: Gordhan's nifty political footwork may not be enough
    One of the most politically important steps taken by Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, in his 2016 Budget is also one of the most economically significant:...
    State of the Nation address: What Zuma needs to tell SA
    State of the Nation address: What Zuma needs to tell SA
    South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma will give his 2016 State of the Nation address on February 11 to outline key government business for the...
    South Africans need to fight for change on the streets, and through the ballot
    South Africans need to fight for change on the streets, and through the ballot
    South African society has not been this saturated with anger and protest since the late 1980s. The previous 12 months have witnessed a decisive...