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Eskom. Electricity and Technopolitics in South Africa

Publié le 6 septembre 2016 Mis à jour le 8 septembre 2016

This book try to understand how and why one of the iconic pillars of South African state capitalism is now in distress and close to foundering.

The hypothesis is that Eskom’s crisis is institutional in nature and arise above all from the nature of the relationship between Eskom and the state. A political economy of Eskom’s technopolitical regime is proposed, suggesting that the current technical and financial trouble in which the public operator finds itself illustrates the exhaustion of a technopolitical regime whose crisis has extended to the electricity supply itself, a technopolitical regime that has become very difficult, not to say impossible, to maintain unchanged.

Mis à jour le 08 septembre 2016