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The Function of Infrastructure Spending and Public Works in the Developmental State: Will increase in infrastructure spending and labour intensification contribute to the distribution of benefits from infrastructure investment to the poor?

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Written by Anna McCord

This paper for a Developmental State Seminar explores the contribution that infrastructural investment might/could make to the reduction of poverty. It is intended to stimulate critical reflection about infrastructural spending, labour intensification, and public works in South Africa, in the context of the 'developmental state' debate.

Meth, C., Anna McCord and Turok, B. (ed)