This book presents the best contributions and some more invited papers of a Conference which was organised at the University of Durban-Westville in South Africa by the Research Committee 10 «Participation, Organisational Democracy & Self-Management» of the International Sociological Association, and the South African Sociological Association, from 1 to 5 October 2000. The nineteen contributions come from Africa, America and Europe and cover the topic in an interdisciplinary way. A major concern within the process of globalisation being democratic participation and cultural diversity. A critique of this process and alternatives to it are presented with a number of case studies.
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2002. 357 pp., num. fig. and tab.
Contents: Dasarath Chetty: Between Neo-Liberalism and Empowerment of the People in South Africa – György Széll: Securing
South Africa’s Future - A View from Outside – Richard L. Harris: The Democratisation of the State and the State Bureaucracy:
A Global Perspective – Antonio Lucas: El Trabajo en la Nueva Sociedad de la Información (Work in the New Informational Society)
– Johann Maree/Shane Godfrey: The Relationship between Participation and Performance in a South African Fish Processing Enterprise
in a Context of Cultural Diversity and Globalisation – Claude Beauchamp: Coopération, participation, culture et mondialisation
en Afrique Noire (Co-operation, Participation, Culture and Globalisation in Black Africa) – Richard Růžička: Participation
and Entrepreneurship: After Ten Years of Transformation – Volkmar Kreißig: Privatisation and the Development of New Middle
Classes in Transforming Societies - A Comparison between the New Länder of Germany and Russia – Pitika P. Ntuli: Participation,
Globalisation and Culture in the Era of the African Renaissance: An Overview – Heinz Sünker: Democracy, Participation and
Education – Martina Hartkemeyer/Johannes F. Hartkemeyer: Dialogue - A Different Approach for Learning – Ari Sitas: Globalisation
and Participation - the South African Dilemma – Louis Molamu: Black Exclusivism and Trade Unionism in South Africa: The Case
of the Black Allied Workers’ Union, 1973-1984 – David Hemson: Top Concord and Casual Labour - Globalisation and Livelihoods
in the Durban Docks – Nora Tager: The Role of Information Technology in the Implementation of Poverty Alleviation Programmes
– Priya Narismulu: On the Fringes of Democracy: Women’s Participation in the Community Life of Urban Informal Settlements
– Sultan Khan/David Hemson: Youth Participation in the Labour Force: Globalisation and some Critical Junctures for Youth Employment
Policies in the Post-Apartheid South Africa – Fernand Sanou: La mondialisation et l’avenir de l’humanité (The Globalisation
and the Future of Humanity) – Alain Chouraqui: Actors’ Participation at the Core of Societal Changes and Global Challenges.