Globalization and the Southern African Economies: Research Report 130

Globalization and the Southern African Economies: Research Report 130

by Mats Lundahl
     
 

The present volume has its origin in a conference on globalization and Africa held in Cape Town at the end of 2001. It focuses on the place of Southern Africa in the globalized economy. The different chapters identify the overall economic trends in the African continent and the responses - required and actual - to the impact of an increasingly interdependent world

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The present volume has its origin in a conference on globalization and Africa held in Cape Town at the end of 2001. It focuses on the place of Southern Africa in the globalized economy. The different chapters identify the overall economic trends in the African continent and the responses - required and actual - to the impact of an increasingly interdependent world economy.

An introductory chapter deals with the phenomenon of globalization in broad terms. Chapter 2 focuses on the marginal role of Africa in the global economy and some of the main reasons for this sad state of affairs. Chapter 3 attempts to answer the question whether globalization is good for Africa and analyzes the relationship between globalization and economic reform, using Zimbabwe as an example. Chapter 4 reports on a survey of popular attitudes towards globalization in a number of African countries. Chapter 5 provides an evaluation of economic integration efforts in Southern Africa. Finally, Chapter 6 uses the case of South Africa to discuss how globalization affects the workplace.

The Southern African nations are struggling to find their own ways of participating in global development. The present volume provides an insight into how this process has unfolded in the past and into the problems and challenges of the future.

Contributors:
Arne Bigsten is Professor of Development Economics at the School of Economics and Commercial Law at Göteborg University.
Michael Bratton is Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Michigan State University.
Dick Durevall is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Commercial Law, Göteborg University, and at the Department of Economic and Social Sciences, the University of Skövde.
Mats Lundahl, is Professor of Development Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics Robert Mattes is Associate Professor of Political Studies and Director of the Democracy in Africa Research Unit in the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Cape Town.
Lennart Petersson is Associate Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden.
Natalie Pienaar has a degree in economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Edward Webster is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Sociology of Work Unit (SWOP) at the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789171065322
Publisher:
Nordic Africa Institute, The
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
NAI Research Reports Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.34(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

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