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- DescriptionState of the Nation: South Africa 2008 is the fifth volume in the annual series published by the HSRC Press. This volume will feature a range of pertinent and captivating contemporary viewpoints on South African politics, society, ecomy and international relations. As with earlier editions, commentary is drawn from the ranks of academics, political analysts, civil society and the research community.The diverse contributions form a comprehensive collection that, as always, reflects a finger kept firmly on the South African pulse. Issues featured in this edition include: Black consciousness in contemporary South African politics; Modernizing the African National Congress; The developmental state in South Africa; Globalisation and transformation of the South African Merchant Navy; Landlords, tenants and social power in the backyards of a South African city; and, The state of military relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe and South Africa in the UN Security Council.
- Author BiographyDr Peter Kagwanja is a director in the Democracy and Governance research programme at the HSRC, where he leads research and analysis on policy and intellectual issues relating to peace, security, conflict and governance in Africa. Dr Kagwanja is also a research fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of Pretoria. Before joining the HSRC, he served as the director of the International Crisis Group Southern Africa Project, senior researcher and head of the Peer Review Unit of the Pretoria-based think-tank, Safer-Africa, research associate with the Kenya Human Rights Commission, Kenya, and senior researcher at the Centre for Refugee Studies, Moi University, where he also lectured in politics and history. Dr Kwandiwe Kondlo is executive director of the Democracy and Governance programme at the HSRC. He holds an MA in Economic History, University of Cape Town, and obtained a DLitt et Phill (PhD) in Historical Studies from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2003. Before joining the HSRC in March 2008, he was the chief executive officer of the South African Chamber of Commerce. While there, he held a senior research associate position at the Centre for Policy Studies, Johannesburg. This added to his longstanding visiting lectureship at the University of Basel's Centre for African Studies, in Switzerland. In 2007 he won the Harry Oppenheimer Oxford University Research Fellowship, an opportunity he had to defer due to family committments following the death of his mother. Previously he worked as special advisor on Land Reform Policy in the Department of Land Affairs and Agriculture (2006-2007), and as policy and research executive at the National Prosecuting Authority (2001-2005).
- PublisherHSRC Press
- Date of Publication31/12/2008
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationCape Town
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintHSRC Press
- Weight525 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byKwandiwe Kondlo,Peter Kagwanja
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