Publications and Research Outputs

Although the full list of research outputs is available from my extended CV, below are as many pdfs of these research outputs that can be made available. Alternatively, a detailed listing with some full text attachments is available on Research Gate.

Transdisciplinary Research in Enkanini: Taken by Force – 12 min version

This is a documentary that demonstrates the application of a transdisciplinary research programme in the informal settlement of Enkanini in Stellenbosch that I coordinated during the period 2011-2015. Funded by the National Research Foundation, this programme and documentary captures how we re-interpreted what transdisciplinary research means and used it not only to understand what is going on (systems knowledge), but also to trigger a process of social transformation that resulted in the establishment of the iShack social enterprise.

Greening the South African Economy

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Authors: Mark Swilling, Josephine Musango, Jeremy Wakeford

Type of publication: edited book

Reference details: Swilling, M., Musangon, J. & Wakeford, J. (eds.) Greening the South African Economy. Cape Town: UCT Press.

Keywords: South Africa; structural transformation; sustainable development; transition.

Africa’s game changers and the catalysts of social and system innovation

Authors: Mark Swilling

Type of publication: journal article

Reference details: Swilling, M. 2016. Africa’s game changers and the catalysts of social and system innovation. Ecology and Society, 21(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-08226-210137

Keywords: Africa, African development, social innovation, structural transformation, transdisciplinary research

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Sustainable Urban Water System Transitions Through Management Reforms in Ghana

Authors: Ernst Nti Acheampong, Mark Swilling & Kevin Urama

Type of publication: journal article

Reference details: Acheampong, E.N., Swilling, M., Urama, K. 2016. Sustainable urban water system transitions through management reforms in Ghana. Water Resource Management, DOI 10.1007/s11269-016-1256-3.

Keywords: multi-level perspective, reforms, policies, management, transition, urban water system, Accra, governance, urban

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How Black is the Future of Green in South Africa’s Urban Future?

Author: Mark Swilling

Type of publication: book chapter

Reference details: How Black is the Future of Green in South Africa’s Urban Future? In Mangcu, X. (ed.) 2015. The Colour of Our Future. Johannesburg: Wits University Press.

Keywords: development, sustainability, South Africa, Lynedoch, ecovillage, housing policy, municipal rates, banks

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Developmental States and Sustainability Transitions: Prospects of a Just Transition in South Africa

Authors: Mark Swilling, Josephine Musango and Jeremy Wakeford

Type of publication: Journal article

Reference details: Developmental States and Sustainability Transitions: Prospects of a Just Transition in South Africa. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2015.1107716.

Keywords: development, sustainability, transition, South Africa, development economics, East Asia, socio-political regime

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‘My soul I can see’: the limits of governing Africa’s cities in a context of complexity and globalisation

Author(s): Mark Swilling, Maliq Simone, Firoz Khan

Type of publication: book chapter

Reference details: Swilling, M., Simon, M. & Khan, F. 2003. ’My Soul I Can See’: The Limits of Governing Africa’s Cities in a Context of Complexity and Globalisation. In McCarney, P. and Stren, R. (eds.), Governance on the Ground: Innovations and Discontinuities in Cities in the Developing World. Washington DC and Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Centre Press and Johns Hopkins University Press: pp.220-250.

Keywords: cities, Africa, complexity, urban dynamics, globalization, culture, change

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