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Business and Governance in South Africa

Racing to the Top?

  • Tanja A. Börzel
  • Christian R. Thauer

Part of the Governance and Limited Statehood Series book series (GLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jana Hönke, Nicole Kranz, Anna Kristin Müller-Debus, Christian R. Thauer
      Pages 18-38
  3. Fighting HIV/AIDS in South Africa

  4. Fighting Environmental Pollution in South Africa

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Tanja A. Börzel, Christian R. Thauer, Jana Hönke
      Pages 215-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-274

About this book


The authors identify conditions under which firms seek higher rather than lower regulation in a context of weak regulatory capacities by engaging in self-regulation or partnering up with the government and/or NGOs. They analyse how firms in the automotive, food, textile, and mining sectors fight environmental pollution and HIV/AIDS.


environmental policy environmental protection Governance government IGH Policy production

Editors and affiliations

  • Tanja A. Börzel
    • 1
  • Christian R. Thauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinGermany

About the editors

Tanja A. Börzel, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Nicole Kranz, German International Cooperation Anna K. Müller-Debus, Deloitte, UK Christian R. Thauer, Freie University Berlin, UK ?

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


'Business and Governance in South Africa: Racing to the Top? is an eclectic, informed, and academic text that draws from the rich experiences and scholarly inputs of a wide range of experts in the fields of business, governance, environmental studies, international relations, and political science with special interest in Africa ... a bold eclectic academic endeavor on business governance in South Africa.' - African Studies Quarterly