ISBN 9780798301374
Pages 104
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 2000
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Problematising the African Renaissance

edited by Eddy Maloka, Elizabeth le Roux

These papers address aspects of the contentious intellectual and policy debate about the revival and revitalisation of Africa's political, economic and cultural situation - the so-called African Renaissance. The work considers the ideological antecedents of the concept of the African Renaissance; the African Renaissance as an imperative for survival; and how President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and the ANC use the notion. The contributors discuss the ethical ramifications of globalisation; whether neo-liberalism can be considered a stable base for the African Renaissance; and the likelihood of genuine progress when there are many indicators that neo-liberalism is unleashing a kind of global apartheid. On this judgement, they draw parallels with the apartheid era in South Africa, and envisage a similar struggle for change. The contributors are five scholars including the Russian, Vladimir Shubin, and the book's editor Eddie Maloka.
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About the Editor

Eddy Maloka

Eddy Maloka is the chief executive officer of the Africa Institute of SA (Aisa) where he has served for four years. Previously, he was adviser to the former premiers of Mpumalanga and Gauteng. He worked between 1992 and 1995 as a Mellon Research Fellow at Cape Town University. He researches extensively on political and developmental issues in Africa including on the history of the liberation struggle in South Africa, and writes a weekly column for the Sowetan. Maloka has delivered lectures at the world's premier universities including Oxford and Princeton. He is vice-president for Southern Africa of the Association of African Political Science and president of the SA Association of Political Studies.

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