The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Found 28 titles
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South African Social Attitudes: The 2nd Report
Reflections on the Age of Hope

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Since the transition to democracy in 1994, South Africa has become a well documented nation. A multitude of national and sub-national studies have been conducted, yielding a wealth of information about the characteristics of South African society, and how these have evolved over time. However, less is known about how South Africans feel about their world and themselves. There remains much scope for deepening our understanding of the publics values, chronicling how these have been changing, and determining the extent to which different segments of the population vary in their attitudes and beliefs.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 384
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2217-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2217-5
Publish Year : 2010
Rights : World Rights
Price R 170.00
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State of the Nation: South Africa 1994-2014
A twenty-year review of freedom and democracy

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'Deserves to become a regular port of call for everyone wishing to keep abreast of key developments in South Africa today'
SA Review


This seventh edition in the internationally acclaimed State of the Nation series from HSRC Press is a significant contribution to the debates around the impact of 20 years of freedom and democracy on South Africa. Resonating with a wealth of research in a variety of disciplines and cross-disciplinary fields, leading scholars analyse and reflect on an emerging balance sheet that urges all South Africans towards a fair, coherent and multi-pronged approach to development in which all stakeholders need to participate.

The two decades of freedom and democracy are viewed through the lenses of politics, economics, society, health, environment and the global context. Each of these sections offers illuminating and significant analyses of topics of national importance.

Across the world, scholars, academics, policymakers and general readers look to the annual editions of State of the Nation as influential frames of reference for South African current affairs and the pathways forward. State of the Nation presents:
  • Insightful reflections on two decades of freedom and democracy, emerging trends and future perspectives
  • A definitive bridge between longitudinal studies and compelling narratives
  • Critical views that will challenge understanding of past and current affairs

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 528
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2461-2
Publish Year : July 2014
Rights : World Rights
Price R 270.00
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2003-2004

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This volume is the first in a series by leading South African intellectuals on the state of post-apartheid South Africa. It provides insightful analysis of post-apartheid polity, political parties the state and civil society, race relations, land reforms and education, foreign relations, employment, unemployment and the changing nature of trade unionism.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 416
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2024-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2024-9
Publish Year : 2003
Price R 209.00
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2004-2005

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The second volume in a series by leading South African intellectuals on the state of post-apartheid South Africa, this publication provides a comprehensive and frank picture of contemporary South Africa. It includes critical insights into the state of the political parties after the 2004 election, race and identity, the economy and the state of employment, emerging patterns of business ownership and the effects of HIV/AIDS.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 648
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2086-9
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2086-7
Publish Year : 2005
Price R 220.00
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2005-2006

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State of the Nation: South Africa 2005-2006 is the third in the HSRCs exciting annual volume of essays on aspects of contemporary politics, economics, society and international relations in South Africa. This series has, in a relatively short period, become established as part of the annual South African scholarly calendar. Coverage in the media, international as well as South African, has been extensive; controversies have been stirred; both previous volumes have been prescribed as university texts locally and abroad; they have found their way into South African embassies around the world and foreign embassies in South Africa; and most importantly, many ordinary South Africans have purchased the books simply to find out more about the complex and fascinating country we live in.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 568
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2115-6
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2115-4
Publish Year : 2006
Price R 220.00
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2007
9780796921666

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Assembling academics, journalists, researchers and analysts, the South Africa 2007 volume will provide much fuel for debate. It offers 23 diverse angles on contemporary South Africa in one compelling, comprehensive and relevant publication.

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Format : 113mm x 160mm
Pages : 552
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-21660
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2166-6
Publish Year : 2007
Price R 220.00
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2008

State of the Nation: South Africa 2008 is the fifth volume in the annual series published by the HSRC Press. This volume will feature a range of pertinent and captivating contemporary viewpoints on South African politics, society, economy and international relations. As with earlier editions, commentary is drawn from the ranks of academics, political analysts, civil society and the research community.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 400
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2199-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2199-4
Publish Year : 2009
Rights : World Rights
Price R 191.00
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State of the Nation: South Africa 2012-2013
Addressing Inequality and Poverty

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The new edition, State of the Nation 2012–2013, will continue to stimulate contemporary debates on key issues in a significant way, helping to shape public knowledge, policies, political actions and individual and collective decisions. The new edition will offer diverse angles on inequality and poverty in South Africa in one compelling and comprehensive collection.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm (Soft Cover)
ISBN 10 : 978-07969-2422-3
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2422-3
Publish Year : 2013<br>Open Access available November 2013
Rights : World Rights
Price R 295.00
State Of The  Nation 9780796925138

State of the Nation: South Africa 2016
Who is in Charge? Mandates, accountability and contestations in South Africa

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The State of the Nation 2016 volume uses multiple research lenses to analyse the dynamic interface of power and authority structures that characterises the state and South African society as a dynamic constitutional democracy. The volume projects these dynamics in the context of heightening contestations around structural economic, social and political problems such as unemployment, inequality, poverty and land redistribution.

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Format : 240mm x 168mm
Pages : 528
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2513-8
Publish Year : March 2016
Rights : World Rights
Price R 300.00
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The State of the People
Citizens, civil society and governance in South Africa, 1994-2000

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Did the transition to democracy improve the state of the South African people? This multi-disciplinary study examines the distribution of wealth, collective identity and citizen participation in civil society. In addition to an historical overview, the book registers the changes in political opinion, attitude and behaviour of South Africans from 1994 to 2000.

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Format : 148mm x 210mm
Pages : 258
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-1985-2
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-1985-4
Publish Year : 2001
Price R 209.00
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The State of the Population in the Western Cape Province

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The slogan 'Home for all' is associated with the Western Cape provincial government and the creation of a sustainable 'home for all' is the driving goal. In order to achieve this, however, it is crucial to examine the issues impacting on and impacted by the diverse population of the province.

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Format : 280mm x 210mm (Soft Cover)
Pages : 260
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2226-8
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2226-7
Publish Year : 2008
Rights : World Rights
Price R 191.00
Teaching The  Native 9780796925145

Teaching the "Native"
Behind the architecture of an unequal educational system

If you are sitting in a South African school or university right now, you need to put aside 1948 and "Bantu Education" as a primary target of enquiry – these were little more than steps along a road that was already paved – and study when, where and how your institution came into being in the first place. This book joins the growing body of work (much of it by South African scholars) displacing the many mind-numbingly dull texts loaded with assumptions and logics that, in the case of South Africa, reify a simplified colonial explanation of the past. Generations of students, educators and policymakers have suffered enough through tedious though inaccurate history books disguised as dispassionate, impartial views of "the facts."

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Format : 198mm x 148mm
Pages : 308
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2514-5
Publish Year : January 2016
Rights : World Rights
Price R 290.00