This volume brings together some of the best-known and highly-regarded academics in the field to present a timely and comprehensive review of the prospects for economic integration and development in Southern Africa, and to analyse alternative strategies and policies for the future. It presents in-depth country-specific studies of Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique and Tanzania, and has wide appeal to both policy makers and academics.
..(the book)..includes a wide-ranging critique of conventional analyses of the South African political economy, and offers a refreshing Marxian alternative, which will surely become highly influential.(…)Fine and Rustomjee conclude their ingenious essay with a penetrating (but unfortunately brief) analysis of the policies necessary to satisfy the basic needs of the majority. In sum, this is an outstanding contribution that should be read widely and attentively. - Alfredo Saad Filho, South Bank University Business School, Development and Change