South Africa Pushed to the Limit The Political Economy of Change

ISBN-10: 1848138598
ISBN-13: 9781848138599
Edition: 2011
Authors: Hein Marais
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Description: 'Africa Pushed to the Limit' shows that although the legacies of apartheid and colonialism weigh heavy, many of the strategic choices made since 1994 have compounded those handicaps. Marais explains why those choices were made, where they went awry,  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

'Africa Pushed to the Limit' shows that although the legacies of apartheid and colonialism weigh heavy, many of the strategic choices made since 1994 have compounded those handicaps. Marais explains why those choices were made, where they went awry, and why South Africa's vaunted formations of the left failed to prevent or alter them.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
The making of a polarized society
Saving the system
Contours of the transition
Sticking to the rules: The evolution of post-apartheid economic policy
All dressed up: The economy in the 21st century
The world of work
Poverty and inequality in the post-apartheid years
The social protection system
AIDS & TB: 'Like waiting for a tidal wave to hit'
False starts: The health and education systems
A South African developmental state?
Last man standing: The Mbeki-Zuma battle
Power, consent and the ANC
Left behind: Challenge and protest

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