South Africa: Limits To Change: The Political Economy of Transition

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Zed Books, Sep 8, 2001 - Business & Economics - 338 pages
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Drawing on the rich structural and political understandings of radical South African intellectuals, this book explains why the South African government has been unable to breach the boundaries of change erected by the privileged classes. It reveals why it has adopted conservative economic policies, and why the country's popular movement has failed to press home more radical opinions. Hein Marais compellingly probes the hidden dynamics of South Africa's transition, arguing that the democratic breakthrough was much less open-ended than generally believed.

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Hein Marais is the former deputy editor of the journal Work in Progress, senior producer of the SABC's flagship current affairs programme, and co-author of Popular Movements and the Struggle for Transformation in South Africa (1995). His writings on politics and develoment have been published widely inside South Africa and internationally. He lives in Johannesburg where he works as a journalist and researcher.

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