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The Fate of the Eastern Cape: History, Politics, and Social Policy


This unique collection combines historical accounts with current socio-political analyses to present an agenda for social-spacial justice for the people of the Eastern Cape.

The book explores economics, the environment, development and service delivery, and includes a series of case studies. The contributors’ areas of expertise range from political science, social policy, economics, geography, anthropology, biology and education. Not only does the book provide a biography of the post-1994 region, it also makes an important contribution to debates about future policy prescriptions to tackle the wider questions about the future of provinces in South Africa.

Contributors: Patrick Bond • Chantelle de Nobrega • Ashwin Desai • Patrick Dowling • Chris Edwards • Morgan Griffiths • Nick Hamer • Monica Hendricks • Siv Helen Hesjedal • Thabisi Hoeane • Kevin Kelly • Gilton Klerck • Nomalanga Mkhize • Lalitha Naidoo • Etienne Nel • Lungisile Ntsebeza • Robin Palmer • Jeff Peires • Greg Ruiters • Robert van Niekerk • Luvuyo Wotshela

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edited by Greg Ruiters
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University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
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