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Title:Interrogating the emerging South African developmental state
Author:Penderis, Sharon
Year:2012
Periodical:Africanus (ISSN 0304-615X)
Volume:42
Issue:1
Pages:4-15
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:development planning
democracy
State
Abstract:As South Africa moves towards the end of the second decade of democracy, political leaders and policymakers have more vehemently than ever before voiced their commitment to constructing a democratic developmental State that can fuel economic growth and address the daunting challenges of spiraling poverty, unemployment and inequality. There is broad agreement that the construction of a developmental State will not only require a consensual developmental vision, but also a decisive long-term strategy to realize its actualization. Moreover, a South African developmental State must have distinctive democratic content, a nationally agreed development agenda with all role players participating in its production, growth-oriented policies and skilled officials to oversee its implementation. This article will commence with a discussion of the conceptual foundations of developmental States and developmental ideology. Thereafter, the focus will shift to an analysis of South African developmental State discourse and an examination of essential defining features that will promote its construction and implementation. Bibliogr., note, sum. [Journal abstract]
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