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Interview with Keith Hart on Nationalism

Neil Turner , May 1st, 2022


by Nika Dubrovsky Keith Hart was then International Director of the Human Economy Programme, University of Pretoria and Professor of … More


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South Africa’s two-tier economy (2012-2022) by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , April 1st, 2022


This analysis is based on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report for 2011-2012. It identifies twelve “pillars” of sustainable … More


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SPECIAL EDITION: The Wages of War

Neil Turner , March 5th, 2022


Unlike any other war, the United States ever took part in, the Vietnam War was a major turning point. It … More


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Sudan’s kleptocratic military system won’t stop the people’s movement from rising by Jehron Muhammad

Neil Turner , March 1st, 2022


Anti-military coup, pro-democracy marches occurring in Sudan with growing numbers and increasing frequency since October show there is a renewed, … More


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Liberal Revolutions and the African Future: An Interview with Keith Hart

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2022


Economic anthropologist Keith Hart (KH), one of the leading figures in African studies, spoke to Social Transformations editor Lisandro Claudio … More


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Africa 2021: Perplexing, horrendous, dramatic and inspiring by Jehron Muhammad

Neil Turner , January 1st, 2022


Africa’s year 2021 was perplexing, horrendous, dramatic but also inspirational. It can be summed in the “two-ness” of the sojourn … More


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Informality and international trade: The case for an African Customs Union Part 2 by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , December 3rd, 2021


(Keynote address for a World Customs Organization/World Bank conference on ‘Informality, international trade and customs’, Brussels, 3-4 June 2013) It … More


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Informality and international trade: The case for an African Customs Union by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2021


(Keynote address for a World Customs Organization/World Bank conference on ‘Informality, international trade and customs’, Brussels, 3-4 June 2013) In … More


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Sudan: Its diversity, economics and history

Neil Turner , October 1st, 2021


by Jehron Muhammad KHARTOUM, Sudan—Nothing says diversity like Sudan. Once Africa’s largest country, now divided by neocolonial and neoliberal machinations … More


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Gypsy Economy: The Promise and Limitations of Ethnography – Part 3

Neil Turner , September 1st, 2021


by Keith Hart Why Study Gypsy Economy? Looking at the contributions to this volume, I would pick out four themes: … More


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Gypsy Economy: The Promise and Limitations of Ethnography – Part 2

Neil Turner , August 1st, 2021


by Keith Hart Heads or tails? Martin Fotta referred to a lecture of mine on money, “Heads or tails? Two … More


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Gypsy Economy: the Promise and Limitations of Ethnography

Neil Turner , July 1st, 2021


By Keith Hart The Promise and Limits of Ethnography I am usually rather concerned when I observe how unreflectingly my … More


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How Political Corruption Impacts Culture

Neil Turner , June 1st, 2021


How Political Corruption Impacts Culture From a traditional perspective, when people think of South America, many think of a group … More


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An Unlawful Form of Democracy

Neil Turner , May 1st, 2021


What do we mean by an unlawful form of democracy? In the context of discussing the events of January 6, … More


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Trump’s attack on American “democracy” – Part 2 by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , April 1st, 2021


Is the United States a racist theocracy? As the last of three generations of Northern Irish Protestant descent settled in … More


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Trump’s attack on American “democracy” by Keith Hart – Part 1

Neil Turner , March 1st, 2021


Donald Trump and the Republican Party Donald Trump may not have expected to win the 2016 presidential election. Once he … More


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American Exceptionalism and Violent Protests

Neil Turner , February 1st, 2021


It is important to understand that for more than fifty years, American foreign and defense policies such as EUCOM, PCOM, … More


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World Orders Old and New – Latin America

Neil Turner , January 2nd, 2021


The Colossus of the South “When the resources of that vast country are taken into account,” the editors of the … More


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The Chomsky Chronicles – Wild Man in the Wings

Neil Turner , January 2nd, 2021


Noam Chomsky is the quintessential pioneering linguist, intellectual and political activist of the last fifty years. He is an American, … More


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How the informal economy took over the World by Keith Hart – Finale

Neil Turner , December 1st, 2020


The Euro crisis: an episode in the history of money The monetary crisis that has overwhelmed the eurozone of late needs to be seen in this context. The…


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How the informal economy took over the World by Keith Hart – Part 3

Neil Turner , November 1st, 2020


The demise of national capitalism To talk of the world economy being “informalized” suggests that there is a global rule-system, whereas effective rules are now absent at all…


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How the informal economy took over the World – Part 2 by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , October 1st, 2020


  The dialectics of form “General Forms have their vitality in Particulars, and every Particular is a Man” (William Blake). Most readers of this book live substantially inside…


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How the informal economy took over the world by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , September 1st, 2020


A la recherche du temps perdu (In search of lost time) The idea of an informal economy was born at the moment when the post-war era of developmental…


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Seeing Culture Everywhere: A Book Review by Keith Hart

Neil Turner , August 2nd, 2020


The authors of this well-written book tell how they were pushed by their editor into writing for a general audience. They have succeeded without sacrificing analytical rigor. They…


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