New HSRC Publications

State of the Nation: South Africa 2012-2013 Addressing Inequality and Poverty

Author: Edited by Udesh Pillay, Gerard Hagg, Francis Nyamnjoh with Jonathan Jansen
Publishing date: April 2013
ISBN (soft cover): 978-0-7969-2422-
Format: 240 x 168 mm
Extent: 736 pages
Soft cover price: R295.00
Rights: World Rights
EBook: Interactive Ebook available

This is the sixth in the State of the Nation series from the HSRC Press. In each volume the themes tell the story of a nation grappling with its identity as a new democracy. The first issue focused on ten years of democracy, the second on president Mbeki’s term of office, the third on the extent to which South Africa could be considered a developmental state, the fourth on the functional and developmental issues of the ANC, and the fifth on the issue of uncertain democracy.

Each edition was designed to be relevant and have lasting value.

Across the world, many scholars, academics, policymakers and general readers still look to these editions as frames of reference for South African current affairs and the pathways forward.
The sixth volume in this internationally acclaimed series is devoted to the theme of inequality and its link to poverty. As with the earlier volumes, this edition resonates with a wealth of valuable research grounded in the contemporary landscape, and an emerging picture that shows the need to accelerate the pace of poverty eradication and to change the developmental trajectory of South Africa.

State of the Nation: South Africa 2012–2013 offers diverse angles on inequality and poverty in contemporary South Africa in one compelling and comprehensive collection.  The five sections in the book are introduced by quotes from leading scholars and poets such as Mamphela Ramphele, Antjie Krog, Oswald Mbuyeseni Mtshali, Mongane Wally Serote and Ben Okri. Each section focuses on a particular theme – politics, economics, society, health and environment and the global context – through the lenses of chapters which analyse burning issues, highlight trends and focus on policies and practice.

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Medicine and the politics of knowledge

Author: Susan Levine
Publishing date: November 2012
ISBN (soft cover): 978-0-7969-2392-9
Format: 235 x 168 mm
Extent: 208 pages
Soft cover price: R240.00
Rights: World Rights

Medicine and the Politics of Knowledge situates South Africa — including its history of stances and political formations around HIV/AIDS—in the broader context of questions relating to science, medicine, human experimentation, and structural violence, all of which shape the cases in the book. Putting South Africa in the context of other cases of contention and contestation about science and medicine in India, Latin America and China helps us to understand the particular history of the South African case itself. 
Conceived in response to the urgency of bioethical debates in medical anthropology, this ethnographic collection touches the borders of anthropology, philosophy, and public health. At a time in world history where medicine and medical practice is deeply contested in the everyday as well as in juridical terms, this book makes an essential contribution to global debates about tradition, about science, and about the politics of knowledge production.

About the Editor

Susan Levine is a senior lecturer in the School of Gender and African Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town. She has written extensively on the political economy of children’s work in South Africa’s wine industry. Her current research focuses on children’s subjective experiences of living with infectious illness in sub-Saharan Africa. The recipient of a Distinguished Teacher’s Award in 2011, Dr Levine is renowned for her experimental pedagogy in teaching medical anthropology.

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The development of competition law and economics in South Africa

Author: Kasturi Moodaliyar and Simon Roberts
Publishing date: November 2012
ISBN (soft cover): 978-0-7969-2404-9
Format: 235 x 168 mm
Extent: 256 pages
Soft cover price: R280.00
Rights: World Rights

This is an important and timely contribution to the rapidly growing field of competition law in South Africa. While the South African competition authorities have established an enviable local and international profile for their work, there is a need for critical evaluation of the developments in this field since the Competition Act came into force in 1999. This book meets this need.

The Development of competition law and economics in South Africa is an important source for students and practitioners of competition law and economics, as well as for those with an interest in the crucial questions of competition enforcement.

South Africa’s corporate leniency policy: A five year review – Chantal Lavoie
The wrong side of the tracks: What are the empirical differences between collusion, parallelism and competition? – Patrick D. Smith

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