Dr Eben Coetzee
Senior Lecturer
Political Studies and Governance
9B 131
Political Studies
IB 38
051 401 2688
Flippie Groenewoud Building: Block B 131

Short CV

Eben Coetzee is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies and Governance at the University of the Free State. He obtained his PhD in 2017, focusing on the continued relevance of structural realist Kenneth Waltz to understanding and explaining international politics. He completed his MA degree in 2010 from the University of the Free State, focusing in his dissertation on theoretical and historical questions in respect of the democratic peace proposition. His teaching responsibilities are focused at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and he is involved in the supervision of a number of postgraduate students. He has delivered a number of international and national papers, dealing specifically with the democratic peace proposition, structural realism and the idea of theory in international relations. His research interests include: nuclear proliferation, nuclear deterrence, nuclear terrorism, structural realist theory, the nature of theory, and the history and philosophy of science.

Courses Presented

  • POLS2644: Politics, law and international organisations     

  • POLS3714: Security and conflict studies 

  • POLS6816: Research methodology and proposal


T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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