Merle Lipton

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Merle Lipton, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House. [1]

Recent Publications

  • Understanding South Africa's Foreign Policy: the perplexing case of Zimbabwe, South African Journal of International Affairs, vol.16, no.3, December 2009
  • Liberals, Marxists & Nationalists: Competing interpretations of South African History, Palgrave MacMillan, 2007
  • Co-editor/Contributor, Land, Labour and Livelihoods in Rural South Africa, Indicator Press, Durban, 1997
  • Co-editor/contributor, State and Market in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Witwatersrand University Press, 1993
  • The Challenge of Sanctions, Centre for the Study of the South African Economy, London School of Economics, 1991
  • Sanctions & South Africa: the dynamics of economic isolation, Economist Intelligence Unit, 1988
  • Capitalism and Apartheid: South Africa, 1910-84. Wildwood Press, Alderhot. 1985. Updated edition with an Epilogue in 1986


  • Presented invited testimony to United States Congressional committees on the impact of economic sanctions on South Africa, and also before expert committees of the United Nations.
  • Associate Fellow of the Africa Programme at Chatham House
  • Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Centre for Southern Africa, Sussex University
  • Professorial Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins, Washington DC
  • Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC
  • Research Fellow at the Centre for Southern African Studies, Yale University

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  1. Merle Lipton, Chatham House, accessed March 9, 2010.
  2. Editorial Board, World Development, accessed March 9, 2010.