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Neoliberalism and the State of Belonging in South Africa

Authors: Becker, Derick

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  • Explains the making of the South African state and contributes to development theory by analyzing the concept of the embedded neoliberal state
  • Provides a theoretical exploration of state formation as an inherently interconnected international and domestic social process
  • Eschews disciplinary boundaries
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This book explains the making of the South African state and thereby contributes to the development theory by analyzing the concept of the embedded neoliberal state. The author offers a theoretical exploration of state formation as an inherently interconnected international and domestic social process as applied to the history and development of South Africa. A genuine social science that eschews disciplinary boundaries, this will appeal to a wide audience of scholars in the fields of political development, political science, African and development studies.

About the authors

Derick A. Becker is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia.

Reviews

 ‘This book takes a deep dive into South African history and state theory to understand the nature and continuing production of that country’s state. Becker demonstrates both the univeralising thrust of neoliberalism and its embeddedness in South Africa, with powerful effect.’
Padraig Carmody, Associate Professor in Geography at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa​
‘This fascinating study utilizes the work of Henri Lefebvre on space to contextualize and understand state formation in the case of South Africa. This book refreshingly engages both the internal and external processes integral to the formation of the South African state over time, and provides an incisive analysis of the embedded neoliberal state.’

Brent Steele, Professor and Francis D. Wormuth Presidential Chair, Political Science Department, University of Utah, USA

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: There Is No Alternative—Globalization and Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Pages 1-33

    Becker, Derick A.

  • No Island Unto Itself: Spatial Performativity and Production of the State

    Pages 35-79

    Becker, Derick A.

  • The Meaning of Belonging: Race and the Making of South Africa

    Pages 81-123

    Becker, Derick A.

  • The Politics of Discontent and the Early State: On the Origins and Death of Apartheid

    Pages 125-157

    Becker, Derick A.

  • A State in Transition: The Negotiated Birth of the Post-Apartheid State

    Pages 159-221

    Becker, Derick A.

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39931-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-39930-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberalism and the State of Belonging in South Africa
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39931-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39931-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39930-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 260
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