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The Political Economy Of South Africa By Ben Fine

The Political Economy Of South Africa
by Ben Fine

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A work which presents the results and implications of detailed and wide-ranging research on both the post-war history and the current dynamics of the South African economy. A range of strategic economic trajectories are linked to the shifting balance of economic and political power.
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The Political Economy Of South Africa: From Minerals-energy Complex To Industrialisation by Ben Fine

Democratization in South Africa has been accompanied by continuing and even deepening economic inequalities. Rather than proposing a blueprint for a more equable economic system, this book presents the results and implications of wide-ranging research on the history and current dynamics of the South African economy over the past fifty years. The authors analyze a range of strategic economic trajectories, linking these to the shifting balance of economic and political power, and they set the parameters within which the economic and political debates are conducted. }The acclaim with which democratization in South Africa has been greeted has been tempered by the recognition that there are at the same time continuing and even deepening economic inequalities. This is more disturbing given the extreme economic disparity experienced by much of the black population, the retreat from commitments to public ownership enshrined in the Freedom Charter, the unambiguous safeguarding of private capital, and the obstacles placed in the way of progressive economic policies by business interests and the entrenched apartheid-era bureaucracy. Rather than proposing a blueprint for a more equable economic system, this book presents the results and implications of detailed and wide-ranging research on both the history and current dynamics of the South African economy, from the Second World War to the present. The authors analyze a range of strategic economic trajectories, linking these to the shifting balance of economic and political power in South Africa. But their approach is not prescriptive; instead they set the parameters within which the economic and political debates are conducted. They also discuss the theoretical arguments involved in the propositions that they and others have put forward. The books value is enhanced by the comprehensiveness of the data presented, and each chapter is self-contained so that particular topics can be studied separately. }

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Table of Contents


Introduction and Overview * Linkages, Agencies, and the State Asian Miracles: Lessons for South Africa The Role of the State * The Minerals-Energy Complex The Boundaries of the MEC Corporate Structure * The South African Form of Industrialisation The Political Economy of the Inter-War Period Post-war Industrialisation Post-war Industrial Policy Debating Industrialisation and Industrial Policy Conclusions and Future Directions

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GOR010198165
The Political Economy Of South Africa: From Minerals-energy Complex To Industrialisation by Ben Fine
Ben Fine
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Inc
1997-01-31
288
081332789X
9780813327891
N/A
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