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A General Solution to Economic Problems

I refer to the unsolved ones, not to those that are pretty satisfactorily solved already.   I focus on our two acronyms SF1 and SF2, where SF can be read as Staggering Fact or as Structural Fact. In the terminology of John Maynard Keynes SF1 generates a chronic shortfall of the inducement to invest.  Once a society comes to depend on investment-for-the-sake-of-production-for-the-sake-of-sale-for- the- sake-of-profit to meet its needs, investment becomes its drug.   It can never get enough of it.   SF2 generates a chronic insufficiency of effective demand. read more

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Modernity’s ‘other’ and the transformation of the university


Howard Richards
University of Santiago, Chile


 

As its title suggests, this article suggests that universities should be transformed, and that they should be transformed by learning from modernity’s ‘other’. Every single word in the title and in this first sentence requires elaboration to explain how we1 use them and what we mean by them. It should be said at the outset that the decision to make ‘other’ singular instead of plural does not rest on a belief that modernity has only one other and that other is known. On the contrary, what is ‘other’ to modernity is varied, plural, and to a large extent unknown.

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Community Work Programme: Evaluation of the OW Process

By  Gavin Andersson,

Community Work Programme:  Evaluation of the OW Process  Singizi 2010.

Context of the evaluation

  • Seriti is one of two implementing agents currently managing and implementing CWP.
  • Seriti is currently implementing CWP across 26 sites and has conducted 4 OWs since 2007 affecting 9 sites.
  • OWs have taken place in Munsieville, Bokfontein, Kwanda communities and Diepsloot.
  • The goal of OW is to impart organizational skills for community transformation and in this context its specific purpose is to enable communities to effectively implement the CWP.

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Looking Back to the Future

 

Conversations on Unbounded Organisation

 

By Gavin Andersson

 

It is the year 2024, thirty years after the first democratic elections were held in South Africa. A young development anthropologist researcher meets up with a veteran civil society activist and discusses the nature of development organisations that emerged in the first decade of South Africa’s democratic dispensation. The result is a fascinating reflection on what is, what has been and what could be.

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