Shauna Mottiar "completed both her MA and PhD in Political Studies. Her broad area of interest is democratic consolidation / democratic deepening in South Africa. During her time at the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa she worked on issues related to electoral processes and outcomes in Southern Africa. While at the Centre for Policy Studies her research focus was local government in South Africa and its mandate to provide water, electricity and health (HIV/AIDS related) services. Her research at the Centre for Civil Society included an examination of the Treatment Action Campaign for the Globalization, Marginalization and New Social Movements project. She has also worked on research initiatives for the Centre for Conflict Resolution and the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes examining the role of Human Rights Commissions in peacebuilding, peace agreements, mediation and electoral conflict management. Her current area of research is philanthropy and social entrepreneurship with a focus on civil society and the role of philanthropy in social change." 
Resources and articles
- Shauna Mottiar, Centre for Civil Society, accessed March 12, 2010.