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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 ...
Strategies to support South African smallholders as a contribution to government’s second economy strategy. Volume 1: Situation analysis, fieldwork findings and main conclusions
(PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2009)
Within the ambit of the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of South Africa, government is leading a process to define a Second Economy Strategy, and has identified the agricultural sector as a site of opportunity, ...
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 ...
Bjatladi community restitution claim
(PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, 2007-08)
This report focuses on the restitution case of the Bjatladi Communal Property Association (CPA) and the development and use of the land that has been restored to it in terms of the restitution programme. It examines ...