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Ethics, Politics, Inequality: New directions
State of the nation

Multi-layered inequalities and a sense of insecurity has long been the hallmark of South African life. Recently, however, the uncertainties of Covid-19 have led to greater shared experiences of vulnerability among South Africans. This volume of State of the Nation offers perspectives that may help us navigate our way through the ‘new normal’ in which we find ourselves.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 416 tbc
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2596-1
Publish Year : February 2021
Rights : World Rights
Price R R350
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Human rights and the fourth industrial revolution in South Africa
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is having a major impact on all aspects of life, both in South Africa and globally. The chief technological developments associated with the 4IR offer much promise for human development and improvements in quality of life. Yet, as this book explores, these technologies are a double-edged sword, bringing both benefits and drawbacks, particularly in relation to the realisation and enjoyment of fundamental human rights and freedoms.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 128
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2609-8
Publish Year : February 2021
Rights : World Rights
Price R R250
Innovation Policy

Innovation policy at the intersection
Global debates and local experiences

Worldwide, countries have to respond to local and global socio-technological shifts and needs, specifically the transformations wrought by a rapidly shifting understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 168
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2591-6
Publish Year : 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R180.00
Opening Sa Economy

Opening the Economy
Barriers to Entry and Competition

What does it take for entrepreneurs to be effective competitors? What are the factors affecting entry and participation in sectors where there are historically strong incumbent firms? Opening the South African Economy brings to light the challenges of concentration, inequality and exclusion in different sectors of the South African economy.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 272
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2589-3
Publish Year : March 2020
Rights : World Rights
Price R R250.00