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International Trade Policy and Class Dynamics in South Africa

The Economic Partnership Agreement

Authors: Claar, Simone

  • Reveals key aspects of class politics in South Africa
  • Contributes to the comparative analysis of trade policy
  • Applies a historical materialist perspective to the study of political economy
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About this book

This book provides an innovative perspective on class dynamics in South Africa, focusing specifically on how different interests have shaped economic and trade policy. As an emerging market, South African political and economic actions are subject to the attention of international trade policy. Claar provides an in-depth class analysis of the contradictory negotiation processes that occurred between South Africa and the European Union on Economic-Partnership Agreements (EPA), examining the divergent roles played by the political and economic elite, and the working class. The author considers their relationships with the new global trade agenda, as well as their differing standpoints on the EPA.

About the authors

Simone Claar is post-doc researcher at the Working Group Globalization & Politics at the University of Kassel and Senior Policy Advisor for Teacher Education at the German Education Union, Germany. Alongside a previous position as Researcher in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kassel, she worked as a Research Associate at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany. Her research interests include capitalism, emerging markets, development and trade, class analysis and the postcolonial state.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction and Theoretical Focus

    Pages 1-36

    Claar, Simone

  • National Context: Contemporary South African Capitalism, the State and Its Policy

    Pages 39-63

    Claar, Simone

  • Transnational Context: International Trade Relations

    Pages 65-77

    Claar, Simone

  • South African Capitalist Classes: From Mining to Agriculture

    Pages 81-101

    Claar, Simone

  • South Africa’s Political Elite and Its Political Objectors

    Pages 103-128

    Claar, Simone

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Trade Policy and Class Dynamics in South Africa
Book Subtitle
The Economic Partnership Agreement
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65714-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65714-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65713-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88088-4
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 244
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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