Browsing Research Articles (Political Sciences) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Political Sciences) by Issue Date

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  • De Jager, Nicola (University of the Free State - Sasol Library, 2006-08)
    In South Africa's new democracy two trends are becoming apparent : political centralisation and the weakening of agents of political accountability. The article argues, first, that these trends are the result of the South ...
  • Hough, Mike (Michael) (Institute for Strategic Studies, 2006-11)
    Discusses the concept of a national security strategy in the United States as an example of a distinctive broad national security strategy supplemented by more specific national security strategies. Presents an overview ...
  • Buscher, Bram; Wolmer, William (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, 2007)
    In scientific endeavour related to biodiversity conservation, the perspectives of the natural sciences have long been dominant. During the last several decades, however, social science research has steadily gained ...
  • Buscher, Bram; Dressler, Wolfram (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, 2007)
    There are rapidly increasing tensions between actors engaged in the governance of environment and natural resources in Africa. This becomes clear when reviewing current trends in the conservation-development debate and ...
  • Buscher, Bram; Whande, Webster (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, 2007)
    This article reviews narratives and trends in biodiversity conservation and protected area (PA) management and examines contestations within and among them in the light of developments within the global political economy. Its ...
  • Hough, Mike (Michael) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    While the connection between political terrorism and organised crime, with the former using this link to obtain money and other resources, is in many cases an established fact, the converse has been subjected to less ...
  • Kruys, G.P.H. (George P.H.) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Bad government and management of the concerns and resources of the state have led to political turmoil and an economic crisis in Zimbabwe. The poor employment and living conditions have caused an ever-increasing volume of ...
  • Kruys, G.P.H. (George P.H.) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    There is relatively little research on the concepts of 'political will' and 'national will'. These topics have, however, drawn significant media attention recently because of the international coverage given to the war in ...
  • Kruys, G.P.H. (George P.H.) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    The South African Government, most of the South African public, and not least the private business sector, are highly motivated to host a successful 2010 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. ...
  • Velempini, Simiso; Solomon, Hussein (AISA, 2007-04)
    From Liberia to Angola, oil companies are bidding for lucrative contracts for exclusive rights to Africa's oil. This flurry of activity has been dubbed the 'New Scramble for Africa', mirroring the original, which led to ...
  • Alden, Chris (Christopher) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007-05)
    This article will examine the evolution of South Africa's space programme, from its origins in the security concerns of the apartheid government to the developmental ambitions of the contemporary government. It will ...
  • Vadi, Ismail (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007-05)
    The democratic government of South Africa, after 1994, formulated a new official policy on terrorism. Stemming from this policy it undertook an overall review of security legislation, and promulgated a comprehensive ...
  • Kruys, G.P.H. (George P.H.) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007-05)
    Operations to counter terrorism and insurgency depend largely on timely accurate intelligence. In order to gain such intelligence it is essential that the various intelligence agencies co-operate effectively irrespective ...
  • Schoeman, Maxi; Puttergill, Charles (EISA, 2007-06)
    This paper provides an overview of the third local government elections in South Africa, held on 1 March 2006. Three broad explanations are given for voting behaviour (rational choice, party identification, and the ...
  • Schoeman, Maxi (Institute for Strategic Studies, 2007-11)
    This article explores China’s international role with reference to Africa in order to answer the question whether China can, in fact, be considered an emerging hegemon that is using, as Western states have done in the past, ...
  • Merari, Ariel (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007-11)
    As a systematic terrorist tactic, suicide attacks are a relatively new phenomenon. The article surveys the dimensions of this phenomenon, influencing factors, and counter-measures. After an overview of the political and ...
  • De Haas, Marcel (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2007-11)
    In describing Dutch security policy, the military model of levels of strategy is applied to the (civil) national security environment, followed by a discussion of the Netherlands Defence Doctrine (2005) and the Netherlands ...
  • Du Plessis, Anton (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2008)
    This article explores defence diplomacy with reference to South Africa. Although the use of military means for diplomatic purposes is an established practice in South Africa, it is argued that as defence foreign relations, ...
  • Spies, Yolanda Kemp (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2008-05)
    The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful global governance forum in the history of humankind. In a rapidly globalising world its constitutive mandate addressing issues of international peace and security ...
  • Pienaar, L.E. (Lyle Eugene) (Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 2008-05)
    This article aims to describe past and present state sponsorship of international terrorism in Africa. Firstly, it commences by exploring the differences between terrorism, international terrorism and state-sponsored ...