n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The informalisation and criminalisation of authority and state formation in South Africa in the aftermath of Apartheid

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The effects and consequences of informal markets on the political economies of African countries have been well researched. But, in South Africa, the understandable emphasis the state places on the reconstruction of urban decay, coupled with the infatuation of the academia with theories of rural development has led to a general neglect of a theory or analytical paradigm for the meteoric escalation of informal survival beyond both the state and the process of production.

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