Research Highlights 2018

Research papers delivered

Dr Anneli Botha
Title of paper: Defence and law enforcement personnel in CVE
Event: Lessons Learned in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Alumni Symposium
Date: 5–8 March 2018
Place: Rabat, Morocco

Dr Anneli Botha
Title of paper: Youth versus adult radicalisation in Somalia
Event: UNODC Regional Expert Group Meeting for East African Countries on Prevention of Violence Against Children on the Move Measures to Protect Children from Recruitment and Exploitation by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups
Date: 22–24 October 2018
Place: Vienna, Austria

Dr Eben Coetzee
Title of paper: Die groot les van die Koreaanse missielkrisis: Kernafskrikking werk! (“The big lesson of the Korean missile crisis: Nuclear deterrence works”)
Event: Politieke Wetenskap Kollokwium van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns / SA Academy for Science and Art
Date: 10 May 2018
Place: Arcadia, Pretoria

Dr Tania Coetzee
Title of paper: Understanding government’s and civil society’s perspectives on public participation and engagement in South Africa
Event: The Historical Association of South Africa Biannual Conference
Date: 20–22 June 2018
Place: Black Mountain Leisure and Conference Hotel, Thaba Nchu

Dr Tania Coetzee
Title of paper: The influence of a Governance perspective in an academic discourse
Event: Association of Southern African Schools and Departments of Public Administration and Management Conference
Date: 26–28 September 2018
Place: University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

Dr Ina Gouws
Title of paper: Nationalism, populism, polarisations
Event: Conference jointly hosted by the Department of Political Studies and Governance and the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State, and the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
Date: 12-3 February 2018
Place: University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

Ms Bianca Naude
Title of paper: Foreign relations(hips) as a means to an end: A processual-relationalist approach to justice and restitution in South African foreign relations
Event: Conference jointly hosted by the Department of Political Studies and Governance and the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State, and the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University
Date: 12-13 February 2018
Place: University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

Ms Bianca Naude
Title of paper: Regionalism as resistance? South Africa’s utopia of Souths
Event: Regional Challenges to Multilateralism Conference
Date: 13–14 September 2018
Place: University of Tampere, Finland

Prof Theo Neethling
Title of paper: Political objectives and peacekeeping capacity in Africa: Reflections on UNAMID (Darfur) and beyond
Event: Seminar on African Security, hosted by the National Institute for Defence Studies of the Japanese Ministry of Defence
Date: 8–9 February 2018
Place: Tokyo, Japan

Prof Theo Neethling
China se ontluikende profiel in Afrika met spesifieke verwysing na VN-vredesteunoperasies in Mali en Suid-Soedan (“China’s emerging profile in Africa with specific reference to UN peacekeeping operations in Mali and South Sudan”).
Event: Politieke Wetenskap Kollokwium van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns / SA Academy for Science and Art
Date: 10 May 2018
Place: Arcadia, Pretoria

Prof Theo Neethling
Title of paper: Regional agency and hybridisation in African Peacekeeping: Revisiting the cases of AMIS and UNAMID in Sudan
Event: Security and Defence Cooperation in the 21st Century: What Issues, What Models?, organised by the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'École Militaire [Institute for Strategic Research], Paris
Date: 26 June 2018
Place: Paris, France

Prof Theo Neethling
Title of paper: Reflections on political risk in South Africa with particular reference to an (in)effective and (un)professional public service
Event: The provincial (Free State) Launch of Constitutional Values and Principles to Ensure Ethical Leadership in the Public Service, organised by the Public Service Commission.
Date: 18 September 2018
Place: Free State Legislator, Fourth Raadsaal, Bloemfontein

Prof Theo Neethling
Title of paper: Political risk in South Africa with particular reference to the functionality and competency of the public service
Event: 7th Annual Free State Provincial Health Research Day, jointly organized and sponsored by the Free State Department of Health and the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Free State
Date: 8–9 November 2018
Place: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

Prof Theo Neethling
Title of paper: China’s evolving role and approach to international peacekeeping: The cases of Mali and South Sudan
Event: 2018 New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference
Place: Wellington: New Zealand

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: Health and human security: Perspectives from Africa (delivered via Skype)
Event: Strategizing Human and Health Security: Between Catastrophe and Coping
Date: 3 April 2018
Place: University of Potsdam, Germany

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: Prioritizing human over state security: Perspectives from Africa (delivered via Skype)
Event: Strategizing Cultures of Security
Date: 5 April 2018
Place: University of Potsdam, Germany

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: Legislation against terrorism and violent extremism
Event: National Strategies to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism in Africa, co-hosted by the Africa Centre for Strategic Studies and the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa
Date: 8 May 2018
Place: Stellenbosch

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities
Event: Security in Africa and the Outside World, hosted by the Osaka School of International Public Policy. Osaka University Central Library Hall
Date: 29 May 2018
Place: Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus, Japan

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: The rise and trajectory of Islamism in Africa
Event: Extremisms in Africa, hosted by Good Governance Africa
Date: 5 June 2018
Place: Johannesburg

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: Political Islam: Between Luther and Locke; Between reformation and restoration
Event: 25th World Congress of Political Science, International Political Science Association
Date: 25 July 2018
Place: Brisbane, Australia

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: African security: Critical reflections
Event: Limmud
Date: 4 August 2018
Place: Johannesburg

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: Reflections on Islamist militancy in the Sahel: A critical terrorism perspective
Event: 14th Biennial Conference of the South African Association of Political Studies
Date: 2 October 2018
Place: Pretoria

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of paper: AMISOM and the battle against Al Shabaab
Event: African Conflict and the Role of African Armed Forces
Date: 22 October 2018
Place: Military Academy, Saldanha

Ms Alta Vermeulen
Topic: Terrorists in Africa communicating with the outside world
Event: 25th World Congress of Political Science, International Political Science Association
Date: 21–25 July 2018
Place: Brisbane, Australia


Occasional papers

Dr Anneli Botha

  • “Politicians versus practitioners: Who is really responsible for human rights abuses in the aftermath of terrorism-incidents”, RIMA Occasional Paper Papers, Vol. 6, No. 4, March 2018.
  • “Can we ever actually prevent terrorism?”, RIMA Occasional Paper Papers, Vol. 6, No. 13, August 2018.

Prof Theo Neethling

  • “China’s evolving role in Africa: Reflections on the main drivers”, SIGLA Research Brief, No. 8.
  • “Africa’s ability to deliver peace and security rests on fixing key relationships”, The Conversation, 25 July 2018.

Prof Hussein Solomon

  • “Terrorist threat set to escalate in Africa,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 6, No. 2, January 2018.
  • “The problem with the study of extremism/radicalization in Africa,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 6, No. 3. February 2018.
  • “The African Union and counter-terrorism,” SIGLA Research Brief, No. 2.
  • “The case for Senegalese exceptionalism?”, RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol 6, No. 6, April 2018.
  • “Rivalries in the Persian Gulf and its implications for Africa,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 6, No. 7, May 2018.
  • “Hopeful signs of a more positive relationship between the Arab world and Africa,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 6, No. 10, June 2018.
  • “Mali: Elections amidst the chaos,” RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 6, No. 12, August 2018.
  • “Tehran in Africa: Reflections on Iran-Moroccan relations”, RIMA Occasional Papers, Vol. 6, No. 16, October 2018.
  • “Turkey-Africa relations”, RIMA Occasional Paper Papers, Vol. 6, No. 18, November 2018.

Chapters in books

Prof Theo Neethling
Title of chapter: “South Africa and Maritime Security: Interests, Objectives, Policies and Challenges”, in Howard Hensel and Amit (eds.)
Title of book: Naval Powers in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific
Place of publication: Routledge: New York

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of chapter: “Understanding South Africa’s Confused and Ineffective Response to Terrorism”, in Michael J. Boyle (ed.)
Title of book: Non-Western Responses to Terrorism
Place of publication: Manchester University Press. Manchester

Prof Hussein Solomon
Title of chapter: “Accounting for the Rise and Trajectory of Islamist extremism in Africa”, in Alain Tschudin, Stephen Buchanan-Clarke, Lloyd Coutts, Susan Thomas-Russell and Mandla Tyala (eds.)
Title of book: Extremisms in Africa
Place of publication: Fanele, Jacana Media: Auckland Park


Authored Books

Prof Hussein Solomon
Tiltle of book: African Security in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities (with Stephen Emerson)
Place of publication: Manchester University Press: Manchester


Edited books

Prof Hussein Solomon
Tiltle of book: Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa: Collected Papers 2013-2018 (with Glen Segell and Moshe Terdman)
Place of publication: Amazon: United Kingdom


Accredited journal publications

Dr Tania Coetzee
Title of article: The contribution of Governance towards Political Science
Journal: Jounal of Public Administration
Year: 2018 Vol: 53, Issue: 1, pp: 24-38

Ms Bianca Naude
Title of article: Beyond the lecture hall: Skills-building for political science students from a rural South African university
Journal: International Studies Perspectives
Year: 2018 Vol: 19, Issue: 3, pp: 235-249


Non-accredited journal publication

Prof. Theo Neethling
Title of article: Regional agency and hybridization in African peacekeeping: Revisiting the cases of AMIS and UNAMID in Sudan
Journal: Ante Portas – Security Studies
Year: 2018 Vol: 2, Issue: 9, No pp.11-34


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