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State of the Nation 2003-2004 draws on a long tradition of critical, analytical scholarship to provide an outstanding contribution to our understanding of South Africa at this moment in history.

First in a series by leading South African intellectuals on the state of post-apartheid South Africa, this volume provides:

  • insightful analysis of post-apartheid polity, the state of the state, its political parties and wider civil society;
  • an in-depth look at the complex issues of employment, unemployment and the changing nature of trade unionism;
  • detailed examinations of aspects of the social environment such as race relations, land reforms and education;
  • informed assessments of South Africa's relations with Africa and the wider world including the increasing South Africanisation of the African economy.

Within each focal area, the authors reflect on the inherited apartheid legacy, review the policy and other initiatives introduced to overcome that legacy and then dissect the impact of these initiatives.

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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
List of tables
List of figures
Acronyms
Preface - Glenn Moore
Introduction - Adam Habib, John Daniel and Roger Southall

PART I: POLITICS
1. The state of the state: Contestation and race re-assertion in a neoliberal terrain - Gerhard Mar
2. The state of party politics: Struggles within the Tripartite Alliance and the decline of opposition - Roger Southall
3. An imperfect past: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in transition - Madeleine Fullard and Nicky Rousseau
4. The state of race relations in post-apartheid South Africa - Xolela Mangcu
5. The state of local government: Third-generation issues - Doreen Atkinson

PART II: ECONOMY
6. The state of the economy: A crisis of employment - Nicoli Nattrass
7. The state of employment and unemployment in South Africa - Miriam Altman
8. The state of trade unionism in post-apartheid South Africa - Sakhela Buhlungu
9. The state of the labour market in contemporary South Africa - Percy Moleke

PART III: SOCIETY
10. State-civil society relations in post-apartheid South Africa - Adam Habib
11. The state of families in South Africa - Acheampong Yaw Amoateng & Linda Richter
12. The state of curriculum reform in South Africa: The issue of Curriculum 2005 - Linda Chisholm
13. The state of higher education in South Africa: From massification to mergers - Jonathan Jansen
14. HIV/AIDS policy-making in post-apartheid South Africa - Mandisa Mbali
15. The land question in contemporary South Africa - Michael Aliber & Reuben Mokoena

PART IV: SOUTH AFRICA IN AFRICA AND THE WORLD
16. South Africa as an emerging middle power: 19942003 - Maxi Schoeman
17. The South Africans have arrived: Post-apartheid corporate expansion into Africa - John Daniel, Varusha Naidoo & Sanushu Naidoo

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