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Towards Political and Economic Integration in Southern Africa Proceedings of the 2007 FOPRISA Annual Conference

"The papers assembled in this volume were presented at the 2007 FOPRISA Annual Conference in Durban. The main purpose of this conference was to report on and discuss the research findings from activities undertaken from 2006 to 2007. This volume i...

Proceedings of the 2009 FOPRISA Annual Conference

"This is the eighth and last of the FOPRISA research reports between the Norwegian MFA and BIDPA. The papers discuss the political and economic dimensions of regional cooperation and integration, and the monitoring of SADC. The papers in this volu...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 7

The contents include an address by the South African Minister of Foreign Affairs (Dr. Hilgard Muller), an address to the Nation by the Rhodesian Prime Minister (Ian D. Smith), a speech by H.E. Sir Seretse Khama (President of Botswana), and an inte...

Tunisia: Confronting Social and Economic Challenges

"Eighteen months after initiating the Arab spring, Tunisia still can boast of an ongoing, successful transition. The former regime, which came to symbolise corruption and social injustice, is gone and democratic gains are palpable. Yet, formidable...

Tunisia: Combatting Impunity, Restoring Security

"Since January 2011, not only has the former leader, President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, fallen from power, but an entire system has been overwhelmed, if not overhauled, relatively peacefully and with the support of a fairly broad consensus. The co...

Reconciling Living Customary Law and Democratic Decentralisation to Ensure Women's Land Rights Security

"The recent Constitutional Court judgment rendering the Communal Land Rights Act (CLARA) unconstitutional must not be allowed to throw decentralisation policy making into disarray. Decentralisation holds much potential for lively, participatory de...

African Journal on Conflict Resolution vol. 7, no. 2, 2007

"This issue is the second special edition. What readers will find in this issue, are frank descriptions and discussions of the divisiveness and belligerency that may be caused or propagated by any obsession with identity. When leaders and follower...

African Journal on Conflict Resolution Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008

"In the first article, Ibaba Ibaba discusses the protracted conflict in the Niger Delta, where immense profits from oil production and sale are channelled to oil companies and politicians, but away from the frustrated indigenous population as they...

Participatory Approaches to Local Government Planning in Tanzania: The Limits to Local Participation

"This brief is a summary of the tracer study published by REPOA as Special Paper 17: “When bottom-up meets top-down: The limits of local participation in local government planning in Tanzania”. District planning combines district-based, participa...

Changes in Dutch society and their implications for Netherlands-South African relations

This paper discusses the changes in Dutch society that influenced the political development of the country. The religious divide was the cause of discrimination. Therefore a system was developed to ensure the stability that the Dutch experience in...

Détente in Southern Africa: Two views

Two views are explored in this report. In the first paper an evaluation of détente is explored. The first point has to do with the contrast between the international responses, on the one hand to South Africa, and on the other to inequality and th...

Zimbabwe's Turmoil. Problems and prospects

"Chapter 1 by Brian Kagoro analyses the emergence of effective opposition politics within Zimbabwe against a background of deepening crisis. He identifies the continuity of the themes of violence and fraud that have been endemic to the country’s p...

Prospects for sustainable democracy in Nigeria

"Despite lingering doubts in some quarters as to the ability of General Abdulsalami Abubakar to deliver on his promise to return Nigeria to civilian democratic rule, Nigerians are gearing up for elections. This has been inspired by Abubakar's acti...

Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (V): Making Sense of Libya

"The character of the Libyan crisis today arises from the complex but so far evidently indecisive impact of the UN-authorised military intervention, now formally led by NATO, in what had already become a civil war. NATO’s intervention saved the a...

Leadership, ‘Political Comebacks’ and Succession in Southern Africa - Abstracts

"Cheryl Hendricks introduced the topic of debate by stating that the question of leadership has increasingly become critical in Africa especially with the advent of the ‘new wave of democratization.’ She observed that the first generation leaders ...

The Challenges of Regional Integration in Africa In the Context of Globalisation and the Prospects for a United States of Africa

"In the paper the theme of regional economic integration within the AU’s notion of building a United States of Africa is explored. The validity of the proposition that political integration is a desirable strategy for overcoming Africa’s deep-sea...

The APRM A Case Study in Democratic Institution Building?

"This paper uses an institutional approach in analysing the progress made by the APRM across the currently signed up countries. It argues that the African leadership/government(s) is in the position of gate-keeper in this review exercise, hence, m...

African Futures 2050 The Next Forty Years

"With this monograph the ISS and the Pardee Center for International Futures combines the deep and wide knowledge of Africa within the ISS with extensive use of the IFs modelling system, this discussion looks across most major issue arenas:demogr...

The Security Sector in Southern Africa

"The case studies in this monograph begin to close the gap by sketching the political environments that are operative in the selected countries; outlining the constitutional clauses and policy and legal frameworks that govern the security sector;...

Political Violence in North Africa: The Perils of Incomplete Liberalization

"After the attacks of September 11, 2001, a growing number of analysts and policymakers drew a link between the dramatic rise of terrorism in the Middle East and the region’s lack of democracy. The question of whether levels of political rights ...

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