with You‐Tien Hsing, Professor of Geography at the University of California at Berkeley
The aim of the seminar is to discuss the much used and little understood notion of the “Developmental State”. The apartheid regime frequently visited Taiwan and understood that it was one of the most successful developmental states in the world. But before they could implement their learning’s, the ‘small’ matter of democracy overtook them. The post apartheid regime could be described as being somewhat ‘besotted’ with the Chinese development model. It is thus almost an accident of history that at UWC we managed to get a person who is one of the world’s leading scholars on land and property reform, and social activism, in both Taiwan and China. This seminar is arranged around You-tien Hsing with papers from local scholars who have, and are still grappling with development and social activism issues.
More information about the event and the speakers is available in this PDF link.
09h00 | WELCOME | Andries du Toit (PLAAS)
09h15 | Taiwan: A Post-Developmental State? | You-tien Hsing (University of California, Berkely)
10h15 | The Developmental State in SA: What is possible? | Stephen Gelb (UJ)
10h45 | Tea
11h00 | Discussion
11h30 | Citizenship and participation issues relating to the notion of the developmental state
Lisa Thompson and Sharon Penderis (UWC)
11h50 | From the Perspective of Higher Education South Africa is a Pre-Developmental State?
12h15 | Discussion
12h45 | Comments | You-tien Hsing
13h00 | Closure | Andries du Toit
13h15 | Finger lunch
The event will be live tweeted on #devstate