"More recent research is in my native South Africa, where I have traced divergent post-apartheid dynamics in two towns and adjacent townships, and their connections with East Asia. In Disabling Globalization: Places of Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa (University of California Press, 2002) I draw on this work to engage critically with discourses of “globalization,” and explore alternatives to neoliberalism. I have also become increasingly fascinated by the possibilities of journalism, contributing to debates over the future of post-apartheid South Africa in a series of newspaper articles.
"Critical understandings of development theories and practices form another of my interests and concerns, and I serve as Chair of the Development Studies undergraduate major. As an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, I participate in a research cluster program with South African graduate students. I am also working collaboratively with a group of South African and Indonesian scholars and activists to explore the rise of agrarian movements in post-apartheid South Africa and post-Suharto Indonesia, and the connections they are forging with one another." 
- International Associate Editor, Transformation 
- International Advisory Board, Amandla
- Affiliated Faculty, Institute of International Studies
- “Post-Apartheid Developments in Comparative and Historical Perspective,” in Vishnu Padayachee (ed) The First Decade of Development and Democracy in South Africa. Pretoria: HSRC Press, 2006.