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




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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