The Development Decade?
Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004
Vishnu Padayachee (ed)
240mm x 168mm
Covering an impressive breadth of issues, the international development specialists who have contributed to this volume significantly deepen our understanding of the key socio-economic issues in the first decade of South Africas 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 development 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.
Making democracy work for development
Development debates in a global context:
- Beyond neo-liberalism? Development debates in historical and comparative perspective
- Development theories, knowledge production and emancipatory practice
Macroeconomic balance and microeconomic reform:
- Reflections on South Africas first wave of economic reforms
- Macroeconomic reforms and employment: What possibilities for South Africa?
- Operationalising South Africas move from macro-economic stability to micro-economic reform
- Sequencing micro and macro reforms for pro-poor growth: Forward looking reflections on the South African experience
Distributive issues in post-apartheid South Africa:
- Constructing the social policy agenda: conceptual debates around poverty and inequality
- Policy dilemmas around direct state transfers to the poor
Industrial upgrading and innovation:
- The Noledge of Numbers: SandT, RandD, and innovation indicators in South Africa
- The role of government in facilitating clusters
Municipal governance and development:
- Pro-poor local economic development in post-apartheid South Africa: The Johannesburg fashion district
- Local economic development: utopia and reality in South Africa; the example of Durban KZN
Labour, work and the informal economy:
- Labour supply and demand constraints on employment creation: a microeconomic analysis
- Definitions, data and the informal economy in South Africa: a critical analysis
Population, health and development:
- Peoples views on how families cope with illnesses and deaths in South Africa
- Condom use within marriage and cohabiting partnerships: perspectives of couples
- Framing the HIV epidemic in South Africa A sociological perspective
- Economic and development issues around HIV/AIDS
Social movements and democratic transition:
- Social movements in South Africa: promoting crisis or creating stability?
- Democracy and social movements in South Africa
- Political work: Mobilisation and negotiation in the shadows of Durbans refineries
Traditional authority and development challenges:
- Rural development, traditional authorities and democracy in South Africa
About the Author/s
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 national and international journals in the fields of economics, development, political economy, labour economics and history, and economic history.