Slow Institutional Progress and Capitalist Dynamics in Southern African Integration: Interpretations and Projects in South Africa And Zimbabwe
Unlike other parts of this continent, southern Africa has historically been knitted together into a regional economy. It is ironic, according to a wide-ranging analysis by JEAN COUSSY, that political liberation is not bringing this process forward on a new basis. He tries to explain why and suggests an alternative policy approach.
For a Sociology of Transformation
Ronaldo Munck, 41
Sociology, argues RONALDO MUNCK, was born in struggle out of historical crisis. Its continued development depends on the critical role of transformative analysis in sociological discourse that directly explores the conditions of contemporary capitalism.
Policy Formulation: Commenting On Price
Ben Fine, 53
BEN FINE expresses the need for an earlier contribution by Max Price to resolve itself into a more concrete kind of assessment.
Democratisation or Bureaucratisation?: Civil Society, the Public Sphere and the State in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Steven Friedman And Maxine Reitzes, 55
In South Africa, civil society has been associated with the civics movement and the struggle of communities against the apartheid state. STEVEN FRIEDMAN and MAXINE REITZES review some of the arguments that were developed in the 1980s critically and consider from today’s perspective how to take the goal of representative democracy further.
The Democratisation Of South Africa: Transition Theory Tested
David Ginsburg, 74
DAVID GINSBURG considers the extent to which assessment of the political shifts of the 1990s in South Africa can be understood under the currently significant rubric of transition theory.
The ‘Lost Generation’: South Africa’s ‘Youth Problem’ in The Early 1990s
Jeremy Seekings, 103
Social concepts are not necessarily immutable; they may derive all too often from political imperatives. JEREMY SEEKINGS uses the example of the lost generation concept derived from what he considers to be a moral panic