© 1997

Securing South Africa’s Democracy

Defence, Development and Security in Transition


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gavin Cawthra
    Pages 1-6
  3. Gavin Cawthra
    Pages 54-65
  4. Gavin Cawthra
    Pages 66-85
  5. Gavin Cawthra
    Pages 86-102
  6. Gavin Cawthra
    Pages 120-147
  7. Gavin Cawthra
    Pages 148-172
  8. Gavin Cawthra
    Pages 173-178
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-230

About this book


This book examines the defence and security challenges facing the new South Africa in the context of development and nation-building priorities. The transformation of security policy during the transition from apartheid and since the April 1994 elections is examined. Challenges facing the defence force and the police service are examined and the relationships between defence, development and domestic and external security are explored in an integrated way which points to a policy framework for security in the developing world.


democracy Institution police Policy transformation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Public and Development ManagementUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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Gavin Cawthra

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