The Development Decade?: Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004
Locating the South African challenges within a broader
international perspective, this study covers all the major economic
growth challanges from employment, industrial policy, urban
governance, and the informal economy to 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 of a decade of reform and experimentation is considered by
a wide range of international development specialists, including
American economists Gil Hart and Michael Carter; British economist
Jonathan Michie; and South African Scholars Alan Whitesides, Julian
May, and Mike Morris.
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 Africa's first wave of economic reforms; macroeconomic reforms and employment: What possibilities for South Africa?; operationalising South Africa's 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 people's 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 Durban's refineries. Traditional authority and development challenges rural development, traditional authorities and democracy in South Africa.