Challenging the standard approaches to social development practice and offering South African case studies as examples, this sociological work explores the relationship between government and communities. More than just a compendium of aggregate national and international data regarding social development practices, the book looks at the unique experiences of three South African communities, providing ample lessons for discourse. Building on the theoretical and methodological foundations of an actor-oriented form of analysis, Leslie M. Dikeni contests the generic, commonplace dynamic of state-citizen-market relations.
|Publisher:||Real African Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Leslie Dikeni is a senior researcher within the humanity faculty at the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection. He is a visiting research fellow at the School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand and a research associate at the University of Pretoria in the department of political sciences. He coedited, with William Gumede, Poverty of Ideas: The Retreat of Intellectuals in New Democracies.