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Publications associated with NALSU

NALSU is increasingly focused on academic publishing, even when undertaking commissioned research, as can be seen from its growing list of academic publications. In addition to journal articles and chapters in books, members of the NALSU team have been working on a number of academic books as sole authors or editors (edited books also include chapters by the editors):

  • Reynolds, J. (2018). Development planning in South Africa: Provincial policy and state power in the Eastern Cape. London: Zed Books.
  • Helliker, K. and Van der Walt, L., eds. (2018). Politics at a Distance from the State: Radical and African perspectives. London: Routledge.
  • Rogan, M., ed. (2019). Post-Schooling Educational Trajectories and the Labour Market in South Africa. Pretoria: HSRC Press.
  • Reynolds, J., Fine, B. and Van Niekerk, R., eds. (2019). Race, class and the post-apartheid democratic state. Scottsville: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.
  • Midgley, J., Surender, R. and Alfers, L., eds. (2019). Handbook of Social Policy and Development. London: Elgar Publishing.

More detailed information on the publications of members of the NALSU team can be found in their individual profiles under “People”.

In addition to contributions by staff and associates of the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) to peer-reviewed academic journals, books and other publications, NALSU also produces a number of its own publications. These include research reports and working papers.

  • Research Reports are longer publications that present the findings of NALSU research projects, collaborative initiatives or commissioned work. These reports are not subject to peer review.  In 2013, the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) released a report entitled Foundational overview of the Eastern Cape labour market, which drew on Census 2011 data, as well as administrative data gathered by the Departments of Labour and Public Works. A number of editions of an annual Eastern Cape labour market review, based on survey and administrative data, were released before the series was discontinued to accommodate the increasing volume of work on academic publications and project-based work.
  • Working Papers are shorter pre-publication versions of academic articles, book chapters or reviews related to issues surrounding labour, the labour market, livelihoods or development more broadly. NALSU staff revived the ISER Working Paper Series in new format to focus on labour studies and social policy (see here for copies), but this series has since been discontinued and will be replaced by a dedicated Labour Studies Working Paper Series.