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Electric Capitalism

Recolonising Africa on the power grid

David A McDonald (ed)

Format168mm x 240mm (Soft Cover)
ISBN 100-7969-2237-3
ISBN 13978-07969-2237-3
Publish Year2008
RightsSouthern Africa Rights Only

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1 Electric capitalism: Conceptualising electricity and capital accumulation in (South) Africa
David A McDonald
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2 Escom to Eskom: From racial Keynesian capitalism to neo-liberalism (1910-1994)
Leonard Gentle
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3 Market liberalisation and continental expansion: The repositioning of Eskom in post-apartheid South Africa
Stephen Greenberg
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4 Cheap at half the cost: Coal and electricity in South Africa
Richard Worthington
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5 The great hydro-rush: The privatisation of Africa's rivers
Terri Hathaway and Lori Pottinger
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6 A price too high: Nuclear energy in South Africa
David Fig
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7 Renewable energy: Harnessing the power of Africa?
Liz McDaid
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8 Discipline and the new 'logic of delivery': Prepaid electricity in South Africa and beyond
Peter van Heusden
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9 Free basic electricity in South Africa: A strategy for helping or containing the poor?
Greg Ruiters
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10 Power to the people? A rights-based analysis of South Africa's electricity services
Jackie Dugard
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11 Still in the shadows:Women and gender relations in the electricity sector in South Africa
Wendy Annecke
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12 From local to global (and back again?): Anti-commodification struggles of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee
Prishani Naidoo and Ahmed Veriava
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13 South African carbon trading: A counterproductive climate change strategy
Patrick Bond and Graham Erion
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14 Electricity and privatisation in Uganda: The origins of the crisis and problems with the response
Christopher Gore
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15 Connected geographies and struggles over access: Electricity commercialisation in Tanzania
Rebecca Ghanadan
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Conclusion: Alternative electricity paths for Southern Africa
David A McDonald
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Appendix 1: Electricity 101
Derek Brine
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Appendix 2: Absolute and relative electricity profiles
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Notes on contributors
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Electronic Appendix: Statistical data
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