Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Butler, Anthony
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-27T09:17:36Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-27T09:17:36Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.citation Butler, A. (2005). Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies, 31(4), 901-903. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 0305-7070 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22323
dc.description.abstract In 1995, eminent social scientist Mark Orkin described the apartheid-era Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) as an instrument of the National Party and a vehicle for the 'racialisation' of social scientific research.3 The HSRC continues to reflect the priorities of government, albeit now defined in terms of poverty reduction, rural development, job creation and improved service delivery. The HSRC is a statutory body, reporting annually to a national parliament that allocates its core funding, and securing much of its substantial contract income from government departments. This highly politicised environment, however, seems to have done nothing to curtail the independence of mind of the volumes' editors, based in the council's democracy and governance research programme. Contributors address themselves to policies rather than to personalities, to be sure, and there is an ostentatious registering at every turn of just how far the country has come since 1994. However, it is the seriousness of contributors' engagement with government priorities and initiatives that gives their critical appraisals genuine bite, and makes them valuable reading for policy-makers and practitioners, and not just for scholars.
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.source Journal of Southern African Studies
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjss20/current
dc.title Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Other en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Book review en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Political Studies en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation 2005. <i>Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa.</i> http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22323 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation . 2005. <i>Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa.</i> http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22323 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation . 2005. <i>Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa.</i> http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22323 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Other AU - Butler, Anthony AB - In 1995, eminent social scientist Mark Orkin described the apartheid-era Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) as an instrument of the National Party and a vehicle for the 'racialisation' of social scientific research.3 The HSRC continues to reflect the priorities of government, albeit now defined in terms of poverty reduction, rural development, job creation and improved service delivery. The HSRC is a statutory body, reporting annually to a national parliament that allocates its core funding, and securing much of its substantial contract income from government departments. This highly politicised environment, however, seems to have done nothing to curtail the independence of mind of the volumes' editors, based in the council's democracy and governance research programme. Contributors address themselves to policies rather than to personalities, to be sure, and there is an ostentatious registering at every turn of just how far the country has come since 1994. However, it is the seriousness of contributors' engagement with government priorities and initiatives that gives their critical appraisals genuine bite, and makes them valuable reading for policy-makers and practitioners, and not just for scholars. DA - 2005-12 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Journal of Southern African Studies LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2005 SM - 0305-7070 T1 - Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa TI - Review: The Anatomy of Contemporary South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/22323 ER - en_ZA


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