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dc.contributor.authorSimelane, Hamilton Sipho
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-19T15:34:35Z
dc.date.available2016-07-19T15:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSimelane, H. S. (2014). The political economy and historical trajectory of the Swaziland fiscal crisis, 2010-2011. Journal for Contemporary History, 39(2), 248-271.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3404
dc.description.abstractSwaziland is facing a serious fiscal crisis that is threatening to reduce the country into a failed state. The country has a huge budget deficit that has left government operations paralyzed and the threat of government failure to pay monthly salaries for civil servants is ever looming larger. In an attempt to address the situation, the Swaziland government partnered with the IMF to produce fiscal adjustment strategies to stabilize the country’s economy through short-term policies. The partnership is crucial to enable the country to get a letter of comfort that would make it possible to receive loans from international financial institutions. The article focuses on an analysis of the explanations for the origins of the crisis. It acknowledges the factual aspects of dominant explanations, but argues that these explanations fail to provide a comprehensive explanation for proper planning of future development of the Swazi economy. The article argues that a more meaningful and long-term effective explanation of the crisis should interrogate the country’s governance structure, especially the extent to which it has contributed to the poor performance of the country’s economy, how it has contributed to fiscal indiscipline, and how it has nurtured wasteful spending and contributed to increasing levels of corruption.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectSwazilanden_ZA
dc.subjectEconomyen_ZA
dc.subjectCrisisen_ZA
dc.subjectFiscalen_ZA
dc.subjectGovernanceen_ZA
dc.subjectMonarchyen_ZA
dc.subjectPublic expenditureen_ZA
dc.subjectBudgeten_ZA
dc.subjectCorruptionen_ZA
dc.titleThe political economy and historical trajectory of the Swaziland fiscal crisis, 2010-2011en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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