The Security-development Nexus: Expressions of Sovereignty and Securitization in Southern Africa

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Pub. Date: 2007-01-30
Publisher(s): Stylus Pub Llc
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The link between security and development has drawn world-wide attention since 9/11. Focussing on southern Africa, The Security-Development Nexus shows that the much debated linkage between security and development is not a recent phenomenon. Rather, it has been an important element of the state policies of colonial as well as post-colonial regimes during the Cold War and it seems to prosper in new configurations under the present wave of democratic transitions. Contributors focus on a variety of contexts from South Africa, Mozambique, and Namibia to Zimbabwe and Democratic Congo; they explore this nexus and our understanding of security and development through the prism of peace-keeping interventions, community policing, human rights, gender, land contests, squatters, nation- and state-building, social movements, DDR programs, and the different trajectories democratization have taken in different parts of the region. Co-published with HSRC Press, South Africa

Table of Contents

The Security-Development Nexusp. 9
Internal and External Boundaries
You Do Need a Stick to Be Able to Use It Gently The South African Armed Forces in The Democratic Republic of Congop. 37
The Nationalist Imperative South Africanisation, Regional Integration and Mobile Livelihoodsp. 63
Namibia's Pariah Heroes Swapo Ex-Combatants Between Liberation Gospel and Security Interestsp. 85
States, Development and Vernacular Security
The Intertwined History of Security and Development The Case of Developmental Struggles in South Africa's Townshipsp. 109
The Politics of Policing Re-capturing 'Zones of Confusion' in Rural Post-War Mozambiquep. 132
Militarising Politics and Development The Case of Post-Independence Namibiap. 152
Struggling for the City Evictions in Inner-City Johannesburgp. 174
Identity, Violence and Rights
Through the Lens of Crime Land Claims and Contestations of Citizenship on the Frontier of the South African Statep. 193
Criminality, Security and Development Post-Colonial Reversals in Zimbabwe's Marginsp. 212
Post-Apartheid South Africa - Gender, Rights and the Politics of Recognition New Avenues for Old Forms of Violence?p. 233
List of Authorsp. 251
List of Referencesp. 255
Indexp. 281
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