n Journal of Public Administration - State-societal relations in contested confines : corporatist regimes and the informal political economy with reference to South Africa

Volume 38, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



This paper reflects on the conceptual and operational confines of corporatist theory and suggests that it be reviewed to include regime theory. Broadening the discourse in such a way will enhance the explanatory value of corporatist theory as a frame of reference, and allows for the inclusion of the informal political economy in the context of state formation and democracy in developing political economies.

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