[Completed] The Globalisation, Marginalisation and New Social Movements Project
[completed]Transforming the Apartheid City: Durban Qualitative Component
[completed]Transformation in Small Towns
[completed]The Politics of Housing and Service Provision in Shack Settlements
Biographical sketch: Professor Richard Ballard has a background in Geography and takes an interest in a variety of social science research. He has worked on issues such as industrial change, urban desegregation, white identity, local democracy, urban social movements and refugees. From 2002-2005 he was project manager for a large project on Social Movements in South Africa which resulted in the 2006 edited volume entitled 'Voices of Protest'. At the same time he was involved in a Leverhulme funded project entitled 'Democracy in Durban' with a group of academics in South Africa and the UK, resulting in articles on local democracy and participatory democracy. Ongoing research relates to urban social justice and urban inclusion in the post apartheid city.
Ballard, Richard (2012) Geographies of development: without the poor. Progress in Human Geography. 36(5): 562-571. More
Ballard, Richard and Jones, Gareth A.(2011) Natural neighbors: indigenous landscapes and eco-estates in Durban, South Africa, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 101: 1, 131-148. DOI: 10.1080/00045608.2010.520224
Ballard, R. (2010) Slaughter in the Suburbs: Livestock slaughter and race in post-apartheid cities. Ethnic and Racial Studies. 33(6) p.1069 - 1087. More
Ballard,R., D. Bonin, J. Robinson and T. Xaba (2008) Planification stratégique et formes émergentes de démocratie à ethekwini, Durban. Revue Tiers Monde. N° 196, p. 837 - 850 (translated from a modified version of Ballard, Bonnin, Robinson and Xaba 2007)
Ballard, R. (2008) From the community hall to the city hall: Five research questions on participation. Transformation. Issue 66 More
Ballard, R. Bonnin, D., Robinson, J. and T. Xaba (2007) Development and New Forms of Democracy in Durban. Urban Forum, 18(4).
Low, M., Ballard, R. & B. Maharaj (2007) Dilemmas of representation in post-apartheid Durban, Urban Forum, 18(4)More
Ballard, R. (2007) Defending animals; defending suburbs; defending civilisation in Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan (eds) Undressing Durban. Durban: Madiba publishers, p. 250-256.
Amisi, B. and Ballard, R. (2006). In the Absence of Citizenship: Congolese Refugee Struggle and Organisation in South Africa. In: Ballard, R., Habib, A. and Valodia, I. (eds). Voices of Protest: Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. p301-324.More
Ballard, R. Habib, A., Valodia, I. and E. Zuern (2006) Introduction: From Anti-Apartheid to Post-Apartheid Social Movements. In their: Voices of Protest: Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. p.1-22. More
Ballard, R., Habib, A. and Valodia, I. (2006). Conclusion: Making Sense of Post-Apartheid South Africa's Voices of Protest. In: Ballard, R., Habib, A. and Valodia, I. (eds). Voices of Protest: Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Pietermaritzburg: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press. p397-417.
Ballard R, Habib A and Valodia I (2006) Social movements in South Africa: Promoting crisis or crating stability? The Development Decade? Economic and Social Change in South Africa, 1994-2004. Padayachee V (ed), Cape Town, HSRC Press, 397-412.More
Ballard, R. Habib, A. & Valodia, I. (eds) (2006) Voices of Protest: Social Movements in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Pietermaritzburg: UKZN Press
Ballard, R. (2005). When in Rome: claiming the right to define neighbourhood character in South Africa's suburbs. Transformation, 57, p.64-87.More
Ballard R (2005) Social movements in post-apartheid South Africa: An introduction. Democratising Development: The Politics of Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa, Jones P and Stokke K (eds), Koninklijke Brill NV, The Netherlands, p77-96. More
Ballard R, Habib A*, Valodia I and Zuern E* (2005) Globalisation, marginalization and contemporary social movements in South Africa. African Affairs, 104(417), p615-634More
Popke, E. Jeffrey and Ballard, R.(2004) 'Dislocating modernity: Identity, space and representations of street trade in Durban, South Africa' Geoforum. 35(1), pp 99-110.
Ballard, R. (2004) Middle class neighbourhoods or ‘African
Kraals?’ :the impact of informal settlements and vagrants on post-apartheid
white indentity. Urban Forum, 15(1) 48-73.More
Ballard R.(2004) The ant and the grasshopper: rationalizing exclusion and inequality in the post-apartheid city. Theoria,105, 64-88.More
Ballard, R. with Habib, A. and Valodia, I. (2004). 'Social Movements in Post Apartheid South Africa' The Politics of Socio-Economic Rights - South Africa Ten Years After Apartheid. Held at At the University of Oslo, 8-9 June. More
Ballard, R. (2002) Exporting and Upgrading in South African Leather Industries. Research Report No. 55.More
Ballard, R. (2001). A Preliminary Study on the Bovine Leather Chain in South Africa. Research Report No. 40. More
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