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​Prof ​Samantha Ashman​

​Prof ​Samantha Ashman​
School of Economics Academic Staff
Associate Professor, Director of UJ-IDEP MPhil in Industrial Policy, and Co-ordinator of the Industrial Development and Policy Research Cluster

Contact Details
31 Henley Road, Auckland Park
+27(0)11 559 3240
Auckland Park Campus

Highest qualificationPhD (Birmingham, UK)
Lecturing: Modules with short description

Industrial Policy: Comparative Historical Experiences and Conceptual Frameworks

Field(s) of research

Post-apartheid economic development in South Africa; financialization; industrial development and industrial policy; the state and economic development; combined and uneven development; political economy
List of publications

'The South African Economy: The Minerals-Energy-Finance Complex Redubbed?' in G. Khadiagala, P. Naidoo, D. Pillay and R. Southall (eds.) New South African Review 5 (Johannesburg: Wits University Press 2015) pp. 67-84

'The Social Crisis of Labour and the Crisis of Labour Politics in South Africa', Revue Tiers Monde, No. 224, Oct/Dec, 2015, pp. 47-65

'The Political Economy of Restructuring in South Africa' (with B. Fine, V. Padayachee and J. Sender) in H. Bhorat, A. Hirsch, R. Kanbur and M. Ncube (eds.) The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014) pp. 67-74

'NUMSA, The Working Class and Socialist Politics in South Africa' (with N. Pons-Vignon) Socialist Register, No. 51, 2014, pp. 93-111(re-published online in Italy

'Neoliberalism, Varieties of Capitalism, and the Shifting Contours of South Africa's Financial System' (with B. Fine) Transformation, 81-82, 2013, pp. 144-178

'Systems of Accumulation and the Evolving South African Minerals-Energy Complex' (with B. Fine and S. Newman) in B. Fine, J. Saraswati and D. Tavasci (eds.) Beyond the Developmental State: Industrial Policy into the 21st Century (London: Pluto 2013) pp. 245-267

'The Meaning of Marikana' (with B. Fine) New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy, No. 51, Third Quarter, 2013, pp. 27-30.

'Combined and Uneven Development' in B. Fine and A. Saad-Filho (eds.) The Elgar Companion to Marxist Economics (Aldershot: Edward Elgar 2012) pp. 60-65

'Economics and Political Economy Today: Introduction to the Symposium on Fine and Milonakis', Historical Materialism, Vol. 20, No.3, 2012, pp. 3-8

'Amnesty International? The Nature, Scale and Impact of Capital Flight from South Africa (with B. Fine and S. Newman) Journal of Southern African Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2011, pp. 7-25

'The Developmental State and Post-Liberation South Africa' (with B. Fine and S. Newman) in N. Misra-Dexter and J. February (eds.) Testing Democracy: Which Way is South Africa Going? (Cape Town: ABC Press for Institute for a Democratic South Africa, 2010) pp. 23-45

'The Crisis in South Africa: Neoliberalism, Financialization and Uneven and Combined Development' (with B. Fine and S. Newman), Socialist Register, No. 47, 2010, pp. 174-195

'Capitalism, Uneven and Combined Development and the Transhistoric', Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2009, pp. 29-46

'Capital Accumulation and the State System: Assessing David Harvey's The New Imperialism' (with A. Callinicos) Historical Materialism, Vol. 14, No.4, 2006, pp. 107-131​