Democracy and Delivery: Urban Policy in South Africa tells the story of urban policy and its formulation in South Africa. As such, it provides an important resource for present and future urban policy processes.
In a series of essays written by leading academics and practitioners, Democracy and Delivery documents and assesses the formulation, evolution and implementation of urban policy in South African during the first ten years of democracy in rigorous detail.
The contributors describe the creation of democratic local governments from the time of the 1976 Soweto uprising and the intense township struggles of the 1980s, the construction of 'developmental' planning and financial frameworks, and the delivery of housing and services by the new democratic order. They examine the policy formulation processes and what underlay these, debate the role of research and the influence of international development agencies and assess successes and failures in policy implementation. Looking to the future, the contributors make suggestions based on experience with implementation and changing political priorities.
Academics, students, policy-makers and government officials, as well as an informed public, will find this book an enlightening read.
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Udesh Pillay, Richard Tomlinson and Jacques du Toit
Urban and urbanisation
2: Urbanisation and the future urban agenda in South Africa
Doreen Atkinson and Lochner Marais
3: Urban spatial policy
One city, one tax base
4: Local government boundary reorganisation
5: Reflections on the design of a post-apartheid system of (urban) local government
Mirjam van Donk and Edgar Pieterse
6: Local government in South Africa's larger cities
7: The development of policy on the financing of municipalities
Philip van Ryneveld
Developmental local government
8: Integrated development plans and Third Way politics
9: The evolution of local economic development in South Africa
Etienne Nel and Lynelle John
10: Tourism policy, local economic development and South African cities
Christian M. Rogerson
Housing and services delivery programmes
11: Reaching the poor? An analysis of the influences on the evolution of South Africa's housing programme
Sarah Charlton and Caroline Kihato
12: Free basic services: The evolution and impact of free basic water policy in South Africa
Udesh Pillay and Richard Tomlinson