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Title:Towards democratic developmental states in Southern Africa
Editor:Kanyenze, GodfreyISNI
Year:2016
Pages:361
Language:English
City:Harare
Publisher:Weaver Press
ISBN:1779223072; 9781779223074; 1779223080; 9781779223081
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
Angola
Botswana
Namibia
Malawi
Zimbabwe
South Africa
Subjects:economic development
democracy
State
Abstract:The dawn of the twenty-first century heralded an apparent change of fortunes for most sub-Saharan African economies, with annual growth averaging over 5% for fifteen years. However, this was not accompanied by structural transformation, and poverty, food insecurity, unemployment and inequality persist. Structural transformation has not been - and indeed cannot be - delivered by market forces and neo-liberal economic policies, but requires a state committed to development and to democratic ways of achieving development. Such a state, a 'developmental state', intervenes strategically in order to achieve developmental goals and uses engagement and persuasion rather than coercion. To what extent are the countries of Southern Africa 'developmental states'? What steps, if any, do they need to take in order to become one? The book presents case studies of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Malawi. Contributions:1. Conceptual framework: towards democratic developmental states in Southern Africa; 2. The state in Southern Africa: a case for placing women at the centre (Alice D. Kanengoni); 3. A need for developmental intervention in South Africa (Thabileng Mothabi); 4. Botswana: Africa's democratic developmental state or outright flattery? Towards inclusive democratic developmental states (Sethunya Mosime & Gape Kaboyakgosi); 5. The need for developmental state intervention in Namibia (Herbert Jauch & Ellison Tjirera); 6. Towards a transformative democratic developmental state in Zimbabwe: the complex journey (Jesimen T. Chipika & Joyce A. Malaba); 7. Towards developmental states in Southern Africa: post-war Angola: the dual nature of growth without development in an oil rich state (Jesse Salah Ovadia & Sylvia Croese); 8. State of the state in Malawi: an agrarian developmental state? (Reinford Mwangonde & Shawo Mwakilama); 9. Synthesis and way forward: towards democratic developmental states in Southern Africa. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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