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Covering a breadth if issues, the international developement specialists who have contributed to this volume significantly deepen our understanding of the key socio-economic issues in the first decade of South Africa's democratic Governance. Locating the South African challenges within a broader international perspective, the issues covered include all the major economic growth challenges confronting South Africa - employment, industrial policy, urban governance, the informal economy - and the social challenges of poverty , inequality, HIV/AIDS and health policy. The key development debates of the post-apartheid era are outlined and the success or otherwise of a decade of reform and experimentation is considered. Contributors include leading american developement economists Gill Hart and Michael Carter; respected African development scholar Dani Nabudere; noted British economist Jonathan Michie; and prominent South African scholars including Alan Whiteside, Julian May, Mike Morris, Francie Lund, Haroon Bhorat, Adam Habib, Eleanor Preston-Whyte, Bill Freund, Dale McKinley and Lungisile Ntsebeza.

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Format : 168mm x 240mm
Pages : 484
ISBN 10 : 0-7969-2123-7
ISBN 13 : 978-07969-2123-9
Publish Year : 2006
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Abbreviations and acronyms
1 Development discourses in post-apartheid South Africa Vishnu Padayachee.

Section 1 Contempory debates in a global context
2 Post-apartheid developments in historical and comparative perspective Gillian HArt 3 Development theories, knowledge production and emancipatory practice Dani Wadada Nabudere

Section 2 Macroeconomic balance and micreconomic reform
4 Reflections in South Africa's first wave of economic reforms Rashad Cassim
5 Macroeconomic reforms and employment: what possibilities for South Africa Jonathan Michie
6 Operationalising South Africa's move from macroeconomic stability to microeconomic reform Kuben Naidoo
7 Sequencing micro and macro reforms: reflections on the South African experience Michael Carter

Section 3 Distributive issues in post-apartheid South Africa
8 Constructing the social policy agenda: conceptual debates around poverty and inequality Julian May
9 Gender and social security in South Africa Francie Lund

Section 4 Industrial upgrading and innovation 10 The knowledge of numbers: S&T, R&D and innovation indicators in South Africa Jo Lorentzen
11 The role of goverment in fostering clusters: the South African automotive sector Mike Morris, Glen Robbins and Justin Barnes

Section 5 Municipal governance and development 12 Local economic development in post-apartheid South Africa: a ten-year research review Christian M Rogerson
13 Local economic development: utopia and reality - the example of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Benot Lootvoet and Bill Freund

Section 6 Labour, work and the informal economy 14 Labour supply and demand constraints on employment creation: a microeconomic analysis Haroon Bhorat
15 Definitions, data and the informal economy in South Africa: a critical analysis Richard Devey, Caroline Skinner and Imraan Valodia

Section7 Population, health and development
16 Coping with illnesse and deaths in post-apartheid South Africa: family perspectives Akim Mturi, Thokozani Xaba, Dorothy Sekokotla and Nompumelelo Nzimade
17 Are condoms infiltrating marital and cohabting partnerships? Perspectives of couples in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Pranitha Maharaj and John Cleland
18 Framing the South African AIDS epidemic: a social science perspective Eleanor Preston-Whyte
19 Economic and development issues around HIV/AIDS Alan Whiteside and Sabrina Lee

Section 8 Social movements and democratic transition
20 Social movements in South Africa: promoting crisis or creating stability Richard Ballard, Adam Habib and Imraan Valodia
21 Democracy and social movements in South Africa Dale McKinley
22 Post-apartheid livelihood struggles in Wentworth, South Durban Sharad Chari
23 Rural development in South Africa: tensions between democracy and traditional authority Lungisile Ntsebeza
List of contributors
Index
Volume editor and contributor to the collection , Vishnu Padayachee, is Senior Professor of Economics in the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a member of the Board of Directors of the South African Reserve Bank. Professor Padayachee is an internationally acclaimed academic having authored or edited four books and published in a variety of natinal and international journals in the firlds of economics, developement, political economy, labour economics and history, and economic history.
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