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Faith-based organisations, local governance and citizenship in South Africa
(University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2009)
The Security imaginary: Explaining military isomorphism
This article proposes the notion of a security imaginary as a heuristic tool for exploring military isomorphism (the phenomenon that weapons and military strategies begin to look the same across the world) at a time ...
Too dependent to participate: ward committees and local democratisation in South Africa
Will participatory local government structures help deepen democracy in South Africa? That is the proclaimed purpose of the ward committee system, the centre- piece of post-apartheid local government reform, intended to ...
Democracy by accident: the rise of Zuma and the renaissance of the tripartite alliance
In party organisational terms, the rise of Jacob Zuma to the Presidency of the African National Congress (ANC) is a victory for the alliance partners and the struggle-era vision of the ANC as a popular front, or the ‘ANC ...
Redefining defence in the post-apartheid security imaginary: The politics of meaning-fixing
(University of the Free State, 2008)
This article traces the politics of meaning-fixing with respect to the role of the defence force as apartheid declined from the mid-1980s, as it was negotiated from a current to a past organising principle of the “security ...
Eroding the middle ground: the shift in foreign policy underpinning South African nuclear diplomacy
In international relations states labelled as ‘middle powers’ are often responsible for crafting a middle way to bridge conflicting international interests. They typically favour multilateralism and cooperative international ...
Revolution in military affairs, missile defence and weapons in space: The US strategic triad
(Faculty of Military Science, Stellenbosch University, 2005)
American plans for Missile Defence (MD) and the weaponisation of space should be analysed in the larger framework of the contemporary Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA).1 Soviet military analysts have written about this ...
The Technological culture of war
The article proceeds from the argument that war is a social institution and not a historical inevitability of human interaction, that is, war can be “unlearned.” This process involves deconstructing/dismantling war as an ...
Racial desegregation and the institutionalisation of ‘race’ in university governance: The case of the University of Cape Town
(Faculty of Education, University of the Free State, 2009-12)
The racial desegregation of the student bodies of historically white universities in South Africa has had significant political implications for student politics and university governance. I discuss two key moments in ...
Non-alignment in the current world order. The impact of the rise of China
(Institute for Strategic Studies at the University of Pretoria, 2008)
The relevance of the Non-Aligned Movement has been in question since the end of Cold War bipolarity. In the post-Cold War order, whether interpreted as cosmopolitan, unipolar, multipolar or globalised in nature, there are ...