The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 32 titles
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Empowerment through Service Delivery

The primary aim of Empowerment through Service Delivery is to critically appraise the challenges facing infrastructure and service delivery in South Africa. The secondary aim is to assess, evaluate and analyse perceptions of infrastructure and service delivery since 1994. An array of case studies drawn from various provinces and diverse rural and urban settings is presented. The analysis of infrastructure and service delivery goes beyond just providing 'statistics', which are often used uncritically. Empowerment through Service Delivery brings together both qualitative and quantitative analyses, covering various sectors such as water, electricity, transport, education, health, human resources and local economic development.

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Format : 210mm x 150mm (Soft Cover)
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1951-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1951-9
Publish Year : 2000
Rights : World Rights
Price R 275.00
1968  Large

The Evolving Spatial Form of Cities in a Globalising World Economy:
Johannesburg and So Paulo

The use, management and regulation of urban space comes under the spotlight in this occasional paper that highlights a new kind of global urban form, 'postmodern urbanism'. The author uses two aspirant world-class cities, Johannesburg and So Paulo, to describe the spatial fragmentation of the urban landscape.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 68
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2072-9 (D&G 5)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2072-0
Publish Year : 2004
Price R 98.00
1974  Large

From Conflict to Negotiation
Nature-based development on the South African Wild Coast. Special edition

From Conflict to Negotiation provides a South African case study of the shift from protectionism to sustainable devlopment in the 1990's. Located on the wild coast of the Eastern Cape, Dwesa-Cwebe consists of a nature and marine reserve with eight adjacent resident communities that have historically depended on local forest, grassland and coastal resources. This are has been the focus of one of the earliest efforts in the 'new' South Africa to restore to the Xhosa-speaking residents ownership of the protected area from which they had been excluded for decades. Unusually the resident initiated the process.

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Format : 210mm x 295mm
Pages : 356
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1992-5
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1992-2
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 319.00
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Giving and Solidarity
Resource Flows for Poverty Alleviation in South Africa

While the South African government is tackling poverty amongst its citizenry as a national priority and has developed various pro-poor initiatives, how generously do ordinary South Africans give of their own time and money to assist with the alleviation of poverty, and why?

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Format : 198mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 332
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2201-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2201-4
Publish Year : 2007
Rights : World Rights
Price R 180.00
1983  Large

Information:
The foundation of sustainable development

This occasional paper proposes the development of an information framework for sustainable development in South Africa and sets out a global action plan. It discusses the country's ability to provide the information required to address actions stipulated in Agenda 21, a foundational document of sustainable development.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 52
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2078-8 (IRRD 7)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2078-2
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 95.00
1989  Large

Infrastructure Mandate for Change 1994-1999

This book appraises the transformation of infrastructure policy in South Africa since 1994. This volume looks at efforts to establish equitable infrastructure and service delivery in the sectors of water, health, land, electricity, housing and transport. It concludes that transformation has been uneven and has had a differential impact on different groups.

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Format : 150mm x 220mm
Pages : 276
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1950-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1950-2
Publish Year : 2000
Price R 209.00
1999  Large

Lesotho 2000:
Public perceptions and perspectives

This regional study forms part of a survey of public perceptions in three southern African countries. It outlines the opinions of a representative sample of adult residents of Lesotho on a range of socio-political, economic and other issues. It will be of interest to students, scholars, policy-makers and NGOs throughout the SADC.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 228
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1978-X
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1978-6
Publish Year : 2001
Price R 180.00
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Local Government, Gender and Integrated Development Planning

Since 1994, local government in South Africa has become more important than ever before. It has been described as the 'hands and feet' of government, and is expected to play a key role in development.

But to what extent does local government support women's empowerment and gender equity? Do integrated development plans (IDPs), which give strategic direction to the work of a municipality, benefit gender equity or women's rights?

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Format : 280mm x 210mm
Pages : 48
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2197-0
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2197-0
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 105.00
2000  Large

Local Government, Local Governance and Sustainable Development
Getting the parameters right

This is an examination of the transformation of South Africa's apartheid local government system into a development-oriented system of municipal governance. Continuing short and long-term interventions by both the central and provincial governments will be needed if local government is to deliver its desired outputs.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 32
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2079-6 (IRRD 4)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2079-9
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 115.00
2016  Large

Peace-Making in Divided Societies
The Israel-South Africa analogy

This occasional paper explores lessons that the unresolved Israel-Palestinian conflict can draw from South Africa's 'negotiated revolution'. Six realms are compared: economic interdependence, religious divisions, third party interventions, leadership, political culture and violence. The author also sheds light on the nature of ethnicity as well as the limits of negotiation politics.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 80
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2080-X (SCI 2)
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2080-5
Publish Year : 2002
Price R 98.00
Popular  Politics

Popular Politics in SA Cities
Unpacking Community Participation

Community meetings seldom lead to significant change in urban policies, and have been accused of being sterile, sedative, or manipulative. This book starts from a simple question: why do people then continue to participate in these meetings, sometimes massively, and on a regular basis? Authors from a variety of disciplines explore the multiple roles of these �invited� spaces of participation. From consolidation of individual social status and networks, to the construction and framing of the local �community�, the display of political or group loyalties and maintenance of clientelist exchange, access to information, rumors or gossip but also forms of education on who and what is the state, invited spaces of participation are also, crucially, places of emergence of collective awareness, through shared expressions of frustration, that can lead to political mobilisation and other, less institutionalised forms of participation. This book, unpacking community politics and rethinking the complex articulations between ��invited� and invented� spaces of participation, is of relevance for international and national audiences interested in urban governance and local democracy.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 304
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2464-3
Publish Year : July 2015
Rights : World Rights
Price R 270.00
Son 2018

Poverty and Inequality
Diagnosis, Prognosis and Response

State of the Nation 2018 covers a diversity of perspectives that highlight the interrelationship and intersectionality between structural, economic, cultural and psychosocial dimensions of the South African social experience. Specifically, the authors analyse the complexity of poverty and inequality beyond an over-determination of the economic and the wealth index in South Africa.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 352
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2442-1
Publish Year : March 2019
Rights : World Rights
Price R 295.00