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Ethics, Politics, Inequality: New Directions

Narnia Bohler-Muller, Crain Soudien, and Vasu Reddy, editors
Ethics, Politics, Inequality: New Directions
ISBN: 978-0-7969-2596-1
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ISBN: 978-0-7969-2614-2
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2021/430 pages
State of the Nation
Distributed for HSRC Press

DESCRIPTION

Multilayered inequalities and a sense of insecurity have long been hallmarks of South African life—but now have been exacerbated by the uncertainties of Covid-19. Ethics, Policy, Inequality reflects on a range of political and socioeconomic interventions, based on an ethics of care, needed to help South Africans navigate the roiling currents of the "new normal."

This latest volume in the State of the Nation series calls for active citizenship and the will and understanding to combat poverty and inequality, which in turn would bring a reconsideration of the domination, oppression, injustice, and paternalism within the democratic postapartheid state.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Narnia Bohler-Muller is divisional executive of the Developmental, Capable, and Ethical State research program at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and also adjunct professor in the School of Law at the University of Fort Hare. Crain Soudien is CEO of HSRC. Vasu Reddy is professor of sociology and dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria.

CONTENTS

  • An Ethico-Political Approach to Poverty and Inequality: Embodying Care and Corporeal Citizenship—the Editors.
  • POLITICS, ETHICS, AND THE STATE.
  • Reconsidering South Africa's Electoral System: What Are the Alternatives?—S. Mbete and V. Reddy.
  • Thinking Ethically About Women, Power, and Land in South Africa—N. Bohler-Muller et al.
  • Presidential Leadership and Accountability from Mandela to Ramaphosa—R. Calland and M.N. Sithole.
  • THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY.
  • A Normative Approach to the Minimum Core: Minimum Requirements for a Life of Dignity—G. Pienaar et al.
  • Diminishing the Power of the X? The Electoral Effect of Corruption Perceptions—B.J. Roberts et al.
  • An Empirical Assessment of the National Minimum Wage—H. Bohrat et al.
  • Taxation, Inequality, and a Progressive Economy—I. Valodia and D. Francis.
  • SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIETY.
  • South African Food Politics: Human Rights, Security, and Sovereignty—P. Bond et al.
  • The Right to Education: Policy Tensions and the Quest for Balance—C. Soudien et al.
  • Access to Healthcare: Life Esidimeni and the Vulnerability of the Mentally Ill—A. Dhai et al.
  • WELLBEING AND IDENTITY.
  • The Pursuit of Inclusive Health Services: Inequalities and Intersectionality—M. Nduna and S. Mkwananzi.
  • Anti-Immigrant Violence as Social Group Control Vigilantism? Understanding Attitudes, Behaviors, and Solutions—S. Gordon et al.
  • CULTURE.
  • Cultures of Sexualities and Gender in Afrika's Changing Nation—Z. Matebeni.
  • Through the Lens of Post-Apartheid Filmmaking: Spaces of Poverty and Social Inequality in Yesterday, Jerusalema, and DistrictS. Moodley.
  • Diarized Precarity and the Crises of Informal Settlements—G.A. Musila.
  • SOUTH AFRICA AND THE WORLD.
  • South Africa and the Global Economy—F. Cassim.
  • A Foreign Policy of Ubuntu? Foreign Policy Values and Priorities—J. S.Kotze and S.L. Gordon.
  • Is Pan-Africanism the Future?—F. Kornegay.
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