ESKOM, electricity and technopolitics in South Africa

: Jaglin (S.) & Dubresson (A.)

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186pp., maps, paperback, First English Language Edition, Cape Town, 2016


Frst published in French in Paris in 2015.

Sylvy Jaglin and Alain Dubresson explore the relationship between state power and Eskom before, during and after apartheid, argue that the so-called electricity crisis is in fact a public monopoly crisis, and propose that Eskom be de-regulated.

Sylvy Jaglin is Professor of Development and Urban Studies at L'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, and researcher at Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés.
Alain Dubresson is Emeritus Professor of Geography at L'Université Paris Quest Nanterre La Défense and researcher at Laboratoire Mosaïques-LAVUE.