Indicators of Political Liberty, Property Rights and Political Instability in South Africa: 1935-97

27 September 2001
Publication Type: Working Paper

This paper presents a number of new indicators of political institutions in South Africa, over the 1935-1997 period. The indicators presented include indicators of political freedom, political instability, immovable and intellectual property rights, and the efficiency of institutions through which rights claims can be enforced in
South Africa. We present the methodology employed to construct each of the indexes, and explore the patterns of association that are present between the indicators.

Series title: Working Paper (Interest) 04
1 February 2001
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