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Title:Capitalism of a special type? South African capitalism before and after 1994
Editor:Padayachee, VishnuISNI
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa (ISSN 0258-7696)
City of publisher:Durban
Publisher:University of KwaZulu-Natal, Programme of Economic History/Development Studies
Geographic term:South Africa
global economy
economic history
External link:https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/28267
Abstract:The essays in this special issue explore the nature and 'varieties' of capitalism that emerged and evolved in South Africa following the diamond and gold discoveries in the second half of the 19th century. What are the continuities, and what the disjunctures, between the character of capitalism before and since democratic change in the country? Are the rhythms of South Africa's capitalist development determined by capitalist accumulation trajectories on a global scale? How similar or different is contemporary South African capitalism from other models of capitalism? These issues are addressed in the following contributions: Introducing varieties of capitalism into the South African debate: uses and limits (Vishnu Padayachee); Varieties of capitalism in emerging economies (Andreas Nölke and Simone Claar); A history of South African capitalism in national and global perspective (Keith Hart and Vishnu Padayachee); A ghost from the past: the South African developmental State of the 1940s (Bill Freund); Social policy, social citizenship and the historical idea of a social democratic welfare State in South Africa (Robert van Niekerk); Neo-liberalism, varieties of capitalism, and the shifting contours of South Africa's financial system (Sam Ashman and Ben Fine); Historical varieties of space, scale and speculation in South Africa: the uneven and combined geographical development of financialised capitalism (Patrick Bond); The promise and the possibility: South Africa's contested industrial relations path (Edward Webster); Capital structure of the South African automotive industry: historical perspectives and development implications (Justin Barnes); Corporate governance in South Africa: from 'Old Boys Club' to 'ubuntu'? (Vishnu Padayachee). [ASC Leiden abstract]