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Rights To Land - A Guide To Tenure Upgrading And Restitution In South Africa (Paperback): William Beinart, Peter Delius,... Rights To Land - A Guide To Tenure Upgrading And Restitution In South Africa (Paperback)
William Beinart, Peter Delius, Michelle Hay 1
R225 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R46 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

The issue of land rights is an ongoing and complex topic of debate for South Africans. Rights to Land comes at a time when land redistribution by government is underway. This book seeks to understand the issues around land rights and distribution of land in South Africa and proposes that new policies and processes should be developed and adopted. It further provides an analysis of what went so wrong, and warns that a new phase of restitution may ignite conflicting ethnic claims and facilitate elite capture of land and rural resources.

While there are no quick fixes, the first phase of restitution should be completed and the policy then curtailed. The book argues that land ownership and administration is important to rural democracy and that this should not be placed under the control of traditionalist intermediaries. Land restitution, initiated in 1994, was an important response to the injustices of the apartheid era. But it was intended as a limited and short-term process – initially to be completed in five years.

It may continue for decades, creating uncertainty and undermining investment into agriculture.

Competition Law And Economic Regulation - Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa (Paperback): Jonathan Klaaren, Simon... Competition Law And Economic Regulation - Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa (Paperback)
Jonathan Klaaren, Simon Roberts, Imraan Valodia
R380 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R81 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Shaping markets through competition and economic regulation is at the heart of addressing the development challenges facing countries in southern Africa. The contributors to Competition Law And Economic Regulation: Addressing Market Power In Southern Africa critically assess the efficacy of the competition and economic regulation frameworks, including the impact of a number of the regional competition authorities in a range of sectors throughout southern Africa.

Featuring academics as well as practitioners in the field, the book addresses issues common to southern African countries, where markets are small and concentrated, with particularly high barriers to entry, and where the resources to enforce legislation against anti-competitive conduct are limited. What is needed, the contributors argue, is an understanding of competition and regional integration as part of an inclusive growth agenda for Africa. By examining competition and regulation in a single framework, and viewing this within the southern African experience, this volume adds new perspectives to the global competition literature.

It is an essential reference tool and will be of great interest to policymakers and regulators, as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem of legal practitioners and economists engaged in the field.

Change - Organising Tomorrow, Today (Paperback): Jay Naidoo Change - Organising Tomorrow, Today (Paperback)
Jay Naidoo 6
R200 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R43 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done.

In this book, Jay Naidoo harnesses his experience as a labour union organiser, government minister, social entrepreneur and global thought leader, and explores ways of solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Drawing from his experiences in South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Bangladesh and other countries, he presents a variety of options for ending poverty and global warming, with a focus on organising in our communities and building change from below and beyond borders.

Naidoo’s message is unequivocal: significant action must be taken immediately if we want future generations to live in a world that we take for granted today.

Rethinking Reconciliation - Evidence From South Africa (Paperback): Kate Lefko-Everett, Rajen Govender, Donald Foster Rethinking Reconciliation - Evidence From South Africa (Paperback)
Kate Lefko-Everett, Rajen Govender, Donald Foster
R295 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R61 (21%) In stock

South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994 heralded the end of more than forty years of apartheid. The Government of National Unity started the process of bringing together this deeply divided society principally through the establishment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

However, interest in – and responsibility for - the reconciliation project first embodied through the TRC appears to have diminished over more than two decades of democracy. The narrow mandate of the Commission itself has been retrospectively criticised, and at face value it would seem that deep divisions persist: the chasm between rich and poor gapes wider than ever before; the public is polarised over questions of restitution and memorialisation; and incidents of racialised violence and hate speech continue.

This edited volume uses a decade of public opinion survey data to answer these key questions about the extent of progress in South African reconciliation. Leading social scientists analyse longitudinal data derived from the South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey (SARB) – conducted annually by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation since 2003 as well as interrogate and reach critical conclusions on the state of reconciliation, including in the areas of economic transformation, race relations and social contact, political participation, national identity formation and transitional justice. Their findings both confirm and disrupt theory on reconciliation and social change, and point to critical new directions in thinking and policy implementation.

Third World America - How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Average Citizen (Paperback): Arianna Huffington Third World America - How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Average Citizen (Paperback)
Arianna Huffington 1
R211 R90 Discovery Miles 900 Save R121 (57%) In stock

It's not an exaggeration to say that the hard-working, average citizen on an average income is an endangered species and that the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living has become outdated. The USA is in danger of becoming a Third World nation.

The evidence is all around: its industrial base is vanishing, taking with it the kind of jobs that have formed the backbone of America's economy for more than a century; the education system is in shambles, making it harder for tomorrow's workforce to acquire the information and training it needs to land good twenty-first-century jobs; its infrastructure - roads, bridges, water, and electrical systems - is crumbling; its economic system has been reduced to recurring episodes of Corporations Gone Wild; and its political system is broken, in thrall to a small financial elite using the power of the chequebook to control both parties. And America's middle class, the driver of so much of the country's economic success and political stability, is rapidly disappearing, forcing this democracy to confront the fear that it is slipping as a nation - that its children and grandchildren will enjoy fewer opportunities and face a lower standard of living. It's the dark flipside of the American Dream - an American Nightmare of their own making.

Arianna Huffington, editor in chief of the must-read Huffington Post, has her finger on the pulse of America and unflinchingly tracks the gradual demise of the nation as an industrial, political, and economic leader. In the vein of her fiery bestseller Pigs at the Trough, Third World America points fingers, names names, and details who's killing the American Dream. Calling on the can-do attitude that is part of America's DNA, Huffington shows precisely what needs to be done to stop the free fall and keep the country from turning into a Third World nation.

Third World America is required reading for anyone who is disturbed by the United States' steady descent from twentieth-century superpower to backwater banana republic.

Slumming It - The tourist valorisation of urban poverty (Paperback): Fabian Frenzel Slumming It - The tourist valorisation of urban poverty (Paperback)
Fabian Frenzel
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Have slums become 'cool'? More and more tourists from across the globe seem to think so as they discover favelas, ghettos, townships and barrios on leisurely visits. But while slum tourism often evokes moral outrage, critics rarely ask about what motivates this tourism, or what wider consequences and effects it initiates.

In this provocative book, Fabian Frenzel investigates the lure that slums exert on their better-off visitors, looking at the many ways in which this curious form of attraction ignites changes both in the slums themselves and on the world stage. Covering slums ranging from Rio de Janeiro to Bangkok, and multiple cities in South Africa, Kenya and India, Slumming It examines the roots and consequences of a growing phenomenon whose effects have ranged from gentrification and urban policy reform to the organization of international development and poverty alleviation.

Controversially, Frenzel argues that the rise of slum tourism has drawn attention to important global justice issues, and is far more complex than we initially acknowledged.

Politics and the Environment - From Theory to Practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition): James Connelly, Graham Smith, David... Politics and the Environment - From Theory to Practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
James Connelly, Graham Smith, David Benson, Clare Saunders
R470 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R32 (7%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Politics and the Environment has established itself as the most comprehensive textbook in this area. This new edition has been completely revised and updated whilst retaining the features and the theory to practice focus which made the first two editions so successful. This text is designed to introduce students to the key concepts and issues which surround environmental problems and their political solutions. The authors investigate the people, movements and organisations that form and implement these policies, and explore the barriers which hinder successful introduction of international environmental politics. * This new edition has been expanded to include: * The shift in focus in environmental politics from sustainable development to climate change governance * Far more material on climate change including institutional, national and global responses in the aftermath of the Kyoto protocol * An increased international focus with more case studies from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America * More discussion of global environmental social movements including the US environmental organisations, in particular the Green Party and the environmental justice groups * There is an additional co-author for this edition, David Benson from the University of East Anglia This textbook is an invaluable and accessible resource for undergraduates studying environmental politics.

Public Policymaking (Paperback, Adapted International Student Edition): James E. Anderson Public Policymaking (Paperback, Adapted International Student Edition)
James E. Anderson
R685 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R103 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

To explain the fundamentals of public policy, this best-selling text focuses on the process behind the crafting of legislation. By examining the individual steps-from identifying a problem, to agenda setting, to evaluation, revision, or termination of a policy-students are able to see how different factors influence the creation of policy. Each chapter features at least one case study that illustrates how general ideas are applied to specific policy issues. This new Eighth Edition provides thoughtful updates based on the 2012 election and completely revised case studies.

Rhino Revolution - Searching For New Solutions (Paperback): Clive Walker, Anton Walker Rhino Revolution - Searching For New Solutions (Paperback)
Clive Walker, Anton Walker 1
R320 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R66 (21%) In stock

How is South Africa going to sustain the cost of securing rhino while the belief continues to persist that the enemy lies elsewhere in Southeast Asia? The Walkers believe that the problem actually lies in South Africa’s own backyard. This book discusses corruption and the criminal justice system, the need for more community engagement and the costs of protection. It also looks at how far we have come since the rhino wars in the 1980s and the rhino trade debate.

We have to shift from the negative to an element of the positive. People are tired of seeing dead and dying rhino. There is some optimism due to the excellent work being undertaken by the state and the private sector at many levels in security, tourism, community involvement and environmental education, as well as NGO support.

Rhino Revolution testifies to the many people doing just that. The rhino war in South Africa has entered its 10th year, and last year saw 662 rhino killed in Kruger alone – and over 1000 in total for South Africa. Clive and Anton Walker, authors of the bestselling Rhino Keepers (2012), have once again come up with a fresh, new look at the ongoing rhino crisis. With magnificent photographs and afterwords by John Hanks and Yolan Friedman.

Consistent Or Confused - The Politics Of Mbeki's Foreign Policy 1995-2007 (Paperback): Oscar van Heerden Consistent Or Confused - The Politics Of Mbeki's Foreign Policy 1995-2007 (Paperback)
Oscar van Heerden
R280 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R58 (21%) In stock

Mbeki’s vision of an African Renaissance was a mammoth undertaking. At the centre of this was the determination that the continent needed to demonstrate that Africa’s challenges could, and indeed would, be solved by Africans themselves. South Africa’s Foreign Policy choices were not so easily discernible, however.

There were several hot topics pertaining to South African foreign policy at this time: Zimbabwe, South Africa’s role in the UN Security Council, and the way in which South Africa positioned itself on the continent. The brinkmanship between Mbeki and Mugabe to find a lasting solution to the difficulties in Zimbabwe was easier said than done during the mediation process. A newly democratic South Africa was also elected as a non-permanent member to the UN Security Council; however, an unreformed United Nations system presented numerous complexities in this regard, especially in the realm of the often obvious and logical rhetoric by the five permanent members. Furthermore, a globalised world also meant that trade relations are not obvious and straightforward when negotiating a massive trade deal with the European Union and its implications for the immediate region of SADC. The intricacies of Foreign Policy meanderings and game theory are all but certain when you are dealing with sophisticated objectives and your own national interests as a country.

This book attempts to navigate these complexities and illustrate the difficulties that bureaucrats have to contend with while satisfying the clear objectives of advancing the ‘National Interest’ of the Republic, sometimes at great cost.

Namibian governance - A public administration and management perspective (Paperback): C. Keyter Namibian governance - A public administration and management perspective (Paperback)
C. Keyter
R400 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R55 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
No Visible Bruises - What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us (Hardcover): Rachel Louise Snyder No Visible Bruises - What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us (Hardcover)
Rachel Louise Snyder
R510 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
American Cipher - Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan (Hardcover): Matt Farwell, Michael Ames American Cipher - Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan (Hardcover)
Matt Farwell, Michael Ames
R521 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo - Critical Legal and Environmental Perspectives (Paperback): Jan Glazewski, Surina Esterhuyse Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo - Critical Legal and Environmental Perspectives (Paperback)
Jan Glazewski, Surina Esterhuyse
R709 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R116 (16%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo: Critical Legal and Environmental Perspectives explores a broad-ranging set of questions related to proposed hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' in the Karoo. The book is multidisciplinary, with contributors including natural scientists, social scientists, and academics from the humanities, all concerned with the ways in which scientific facts and debates about fracking have been framed and given meaning. The work comprises four parts: Part 1 provides an international, legal, energy, economic, and revenue overview of the topic. Part 2 has a physio-geographic theme, with chapters on the inter-related aspects of water, geology, geo-hydrology, seismicity and biodiversity, as well as archaeological and palaeontological considerations. Part 3 focuses on public health, and sociological and humanities-related aspects, and Part 4 addresses the relevant laws, emphasising their implementation and the role of governance. The underlying theme of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo: Critical Legal and Environmental Perspectives is one of caution. The book emphasises the need for collaboration between the natural and social sciences and the responsibilities of those charged with the implementation and governance of the fracking enterprise if South Africa hopes to effectively manage fracking at all.

Guns Down - How to Defeat the Nra and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns (Hardcover): Igor Volsky Guns Down - How to Defeat the Nra and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns (Hardcover)
Igor Volsky
R466 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R123 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
An American Summer - Love and Death in Chicago (Hardcover): Alex Kotlowitz An American Summer - Love and Death in Chicago (Hardcover)
Alex Kotlowitz
R512 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Maid - Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (Hardcover): Stephanie Land Maid - Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive (Hardcover)
Stephanie Land; Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich; Read by Stephanie Land 1
R491 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R129 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Measuring Poverty around the World (Hardcover): Anthony B. Atkinson Measuring Poverty around the World (Hardcover)
Anthony B. Atkinson
R564 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R110 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The final book from a towering pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality "a critically important examination of poverty around the world In this, his final book, economist Anthony Atkinson, one of the world (TM)s great social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality, offers an inspiring analysis of a central question: What is poverty and how much of it is there around the globe? The persistence of poverty "in rich and poor countries alike "is one of the most serious problems facing humanity. Better measurement of poverty is essential for raising awareness, motivating action, designing good policy, gauging progress, and holding political leaders accountable for meeting targets. To help make this possible, Atkinson provides a critically important examination of how poverty is "and should be "measured. Bringing together evidence about the nature and extent of poverty across the world and including case studies of sixty countries, Atkinson addresses both financial poverty and other indicators of deprivation. He starts from first principles about the meaning of poverty, translates these into concrete measures, and analyzes the data to which the measures can be applied. Crucially, he integrates international organizations (TM) measurements of poverty with countries (TM) own national analyses. Atkinson died before he was able to complete the book, but at his request it was edited for publication by two of his colleagues, John Micklewright and Andrea Brandolini. In addition, Fran ois Bourguignon and Nicholas Stern provide afterwords that address key issues from the unfinished chapters: how poverty relates to growth, inequality, and climate change. The result is an essential contribution to efforts to alleviate poverty around the world.

An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth To Power (Paperback): Al Gore An Inconvenient Sequel - Truth To Power (Paperback)
Al Gore 1
R562 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R196 (35%) In stock

The follow up to the New York Times bestselling An Inconvenient Truth, this timely book will publish in time for the premiere of Vice President Gore's theatrical new documentary, An Inconvenient Truth 2. This new book will be a daring call to action, exposing the reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and groundbreaking information on what you can do now.

Vice President Al Gore, one of our environmental heroes and a leading expert in climate change, brings together cutting-edge research from top scientists around the world; approximately 200 photographs and illustrations to visually articulate the subject matter; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness - and with humor, too - that the fact of global climate change is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be assuredly disastrous if left unchecked. This new book will also show an impassioned Vice President Gore traveling around the globe to tell a story of change in the making. He connects the dots of Zika, flooding, and other natural disasters weve lived through in the last 10+ years and much more.

Where Gore's first film took us through the technical aspects of climate change, the second film is a gripping, narrative journey that leaves the audience filled with hope and the urge to take action immediately. The book will capture that same essence and will be a must-have for anybody who cares deeply about our planet.

Not Working - Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? (Hardcover): David G. Blanchflower Not Working - Where Have All the Good Jobs Gone? (Hardcover)
David G. Blanchflower
R564 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R126 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A candid assessment of why the job market is not as healthy as we think Don't trust low unemployment numbers as proof that the labor market is doing fine "it isn't. Not Working is about those who can (TM)t find full-time work at a decent wage "the underemployed "and how their plight is contributing to widespread despair, a worsening drug epidemic, and the unchecked rise of right-wing populism. In this revelatory and outspoken book, David Blanchflower draws on his acclaimed work in the economics of labor and well-being to explain why today's postrecession economy is vastly different from what came before. He calls out our leaders and policymakers for failing to see the Great Recession coming, and for their continued failure to address one of the most unacknowledged social catastrophes of our time. Blanchflower shows how many workers are underemployed or have simply given up trying to find a well-paying job, how wage growth has not returned to prerecession levels despite rosy employment indicators, and how general prosperity has not returned since the crash of 2008. Standard economic measures are often blind to these forgotten workers, which is why Blanchflower practices the "economics of walking about" "seeing for himself how ordinary people are faring under the recovery, and taking seriously what they say and do. Not Working is his candid report on how the young and the less skilled are among the worst casualties of underemployment, how immigrants are taking the blame, and how the epidemic of unhappiness and self-destruction will continue to spread unless we deal with it.

Megaphone Bureaucracy - Speaking Truth to Power in the Age of the New Normal (Hardcover): Dennis C. Grube Megaphone Bureaucracy - Speaking Truth to Power in the Age of the New Normal (Hardcover)
Dennis C. Grube
R548 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R126 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A revealing look at how today (TM)s bureaucrats are finding their public voice in the era of 24-hour media Once relegated to the anonymous back rooms of democratic debate, our bureaucratic leaders are increasingly having to govern under the scrutiny of a 24-hour news cycle, hyperpartisan political oversight, and a restless populace that is increasingly distrustful of the people who govern them. Megaphone Bureaucracy reveals how today (TM)s civil servants are finding a voice of their own as they join elected politicians on the public stage and jockey for advantage in the persuasion game of modern governance. In this timely and incisive book, Dennis Grube draws on in-depth interviews and compelling case studies from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to describe how senior bureaucrats are finding themselves drawn into political debates they could once avoid. Faced with a political climate where polarization and media spin are at an all-time high, these modern mandarins negotiate blame games and manage contradictory expectations in the glare of an unforgiving spotlight. Grube argues that in this fiercely divided public square a new style of bureaucratic leadership is emerging, one that marries the robust independence of Washington agency heads with the prudent political neutrality of Westminster civil servants. These oeWashminster leaders do not avoid the public gaze, nor do they overtly court political controversy. Rather, they use their increasingly public pulpits to exert their own brand of persuasive power. Megaphone Bureaucracy shows how today (TM)s senior bureaucrats are making their voices heard by embracing a new style of communication that brings with it great danger but also great opportunity.

Talking to My Daughter about the Economy - Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails (Paperback): Yanis Varoufakis Talking to My Daughter about the Economy - Or, How Capitalism Works--And How It Fails (Paperback)
Yanis Varoufakis; Translated by Jacob Moe, Yanis Varoufakis
R255 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R62 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Squeezed - Why Our Families Can't Afford America (Paperback): Alissa Quart Squeezed - Why Our Families Can't Afford America (Paperback)
Alissa Quart
R309 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R76 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Charged - The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Hardcover): Emily Bazelon Charged - The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration (Hardcover)
Emily Bazelon
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Beeline - What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z's New Path to Success (Hardcover): Shalini Shankar Beeline - What Spelling Bees Reveal about Generation Z's New Path to Success (Hardcover)
Shalini Shankar 1
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