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The Development Decade?

Economic and social change in South Africa, 1994-2004

Vishnu Padayachee (ed)

Format240mm x 168mm
ISBN 100-7969-2123-7
ISBN 13978-07969-2123-9
Publish Year2006
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The Development Decade? :: Economic and social change in South Africa, 1994-2004Free DownloadThe Development Decade? :: Economic and social change in South Africa, 1994-2004

Covering a breadth if issues, the international developement specialists who have contributed to this volume significantly deepen our understanding of the key socio-economic issues in the first decade of South Africa's democratic Governance.

Locating the South African challenges within a broader international perspective, the issues covered include all the major economic growth challenges confronting South Africa - employment, industrial policy, urban governance, the informal economy - and the social challenges of poverty , inequality, HIV/AIDS and health policy. The key development debates of the post-apartheid era are outlined and the success or otherwise of a decade of reform and experimentation is considered.

Contributors include leading american developement economists Gill Hart and Michael Carter; respected African development scholar Dani Nabudere; noted British economist Jonathan Michie; and prominent South African scholars including Alan Whiteside, Julian May, Mike Morris, Francie Lund, Haroon Bhorat, Adam Habib, Eleanor Preston-Whyte, Bill Freund, Dale McKinley and Lungisile Ntsebeza.

List of tables and figures
Abbreviations and acronyms
1 Development discourses in post-apartheid South Africa Vishnu Padayachee.

Section 1 Contempory debates in a global context
2 Post-apartheid developments in historical and comparative perspective Gillian HArt 3 Development theories, knowledge production and emancipatory practice Dani Wadada Nabudere

Section 2 Macroeconomic balance and micreconomic reform
4 Reflections in South Africa's first wave of economic reforms Rashad Cassim
5 Macroeconomic reforms and employment: what possibilities for South Africa Jonathan Michie
6 Operationalising South Africa's move from macroeconomic stability to microeconomic reform Kuben Naidoo
7 Sequencing micro and macro reforms: reflections on the South African experience Michael Carter

Section 3 Distributive issues in post-apartheid South Africa
8 Constructing the social policy agenda: conceptual debates around poverty and inequality Julian May
9 Gender and social security in South Africa Francie Lund

Section 4 Industrial upgrading and innovation 10 The knowledge of numbers: S&T, R&D and innovation indicators in South Africa Jo Lorentzen
11 The role of goverment in fostering clusters: the South African automotive sector Mike Morris, Glen Robbins and Justin Barnes

Section 5 Municipal governance and development 12 Local economic development in post-apartheid South Africa: a ten-year research review Christian M Rogerson
13 Local economic development: utopia and reality - the example of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Benoît Lootvoet and Bill Freund

Section 6 Labour, work and the informal economy 14 Labour supply and demand constraints on employment creation: a microeconomic analysis Haroon Bhorat
15 Definitions, data and the informal economy in South Africa: a critical analysis Richard Devey, Caroline Skinner and Imraan Valodia

Section7 Population, health and development
16 Coping with illnesse and deaths in post-apartheid South Africa: family perspectives Akim Mturi, Thokozani Xaba, Dorothy Sekokotla and Nompumelelo Nzimade
17 Are condoms infiltrating marital and cohabting partnerships? Perspectives of couples in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Pranitha Maharaj and John Cleland
18 Framing the South African AIDS epidemic: a social science perspective Eleanor Preston-Whyte
19 Economic and development issues around HIV/AIDS Alan Whiteside and Sabrina Lee

Section 8 Social movements and democratic transition
20 Social movements in South Africa: promoting crisis or creating stability Richard Ballard, Adam Habib and Imraan Valodia
21 Democracy and social movements in South Africa Dale McKinley
22 Post-apartheid livelihood struggles in Wentworth, South Durban Sharad Chari
23 Rural development in South Africa: tensions between democracy and traditional authority Lungisile Ntsebeza
List of contributors
About the Author/s
Volume editor and contributor to the collection , Vishnu Padayachee, is Senior Professor of Economics in the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a member of the Board of Directors of the South African Reserve Bank. Professor Padayachee is an internationally acclaimed academic having authored or edited four books and published in a variety of natinal and international journals in the firlds of economics, developement, political economy, labour economics and history, and economic history.

Extract from review by Peter Limb (Michigan State University) in The African Book Publishing Record, Vol XXXIV/1/2008 p.14:

"With a well-chosen, well-organized cross-section of the best recent scholarship on development and aided by excellent production with clear tables and detailed index, this will remain a valuable book for researchers for years to come. Even in such a large book, not all parts of the country can be covered, and with sections on distribution, labour and governance, accorded only two chapters each, researchers will need to also seek other sources. However, the two largest sections are rich indeed in empirical data and cogent argument. The Development Decade? is essential for libraries interested in development in Africa, and in South African economics, sociology, health, and a wide range of related fields."

Extract from review for H-SAfrica by Sarah M. Mathis (Department of Anthropology, Emory University) published by H-SAfrica@h-net.msu.edu (January, 2008):

"The audience is undeniably those interested in, or closely involved with, the study of South Africa. The volume centers around economic and political reforms during the period 1994-2004. These reforms have been widely characterized as neoliberal and criticized as abandoning the poor people whose struggle against apartheid brought the African National Congress (ANC) into power. The fierce debate over the nature and impact of these policies lies at the heart of this book and provides its unifying theme. How do we grapple with neoliberal restructuring that is being implemented by the ANC? While the articles range widely in style from quantitative studies to militant Marxism to high theory, all of the authors nonetheless reflect in their writing a key national debate over how to critically discuss change in the context both of strong loyalties to the ANC and of memories of the struggle against apartheid."

Click on the links below to read the reviews:

Development Decade Ref and research book news - February 2007

M & G - 16 June 2006



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