Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of by James Ferguson

By James Ferguson

In Give a guy a Fish James Ferguson examines the increase of social welfare courses in southern Africa, within which states earn money funds to their low source of revenue electorate. greater than thirty percentage of South Africa's inhabitants obtain such funds, at the same time pundits in other places proclaim the neoliberal loss of life of the welfare nation. those courses' successes at lowering poverty less than stipulations of mass unemployment, Ferguson argues, provide a chance for rethinking modern capitalism and for constructing new types of political mobilization. drawn to an rising "politics of distribution," Ferguson exhibits how new calls for for direct source of revenue funds (including so-called "basic income") require us to reexamine the relation among construction and distribution, and to invite new questions about markets, livelihoods, hard work, and the way forward for innovative politics.

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