In more ways than one, this book is an exciting contribution to an understanding of the South African development paradigm.
—Joel Netshitenzhe, Executive Director: Mapungubwe Institute (MISTRA)
This book is
—Professor Nicola Viegi, SARB Chair in Monetary Economics: University of Pretoria
Trim size: 230 x 150mm
Page count: 160 pages
All too often, the issues of social development as well as the institutions and practices required to attain this are treated in intellectual discourse as theoretical concepts underpinned by aggregate national and international data. In this challenging sociological work, Leslie Dikeni eschews that: he brings together different case studies on local experiences of the relationship between government and communities. Thus unfold, in this interesting work, many unique lessons for discourse on the generic dynamic of state-citizen-market relations.
Building on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-orientated form of analysis, the author sets out to challenge standard approaches to development practice.