Collaboration between the SADSEM network and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has resulted in a major new book on regional security.
Entitled Southern African Security Review 2013, it comprises contributions by ten regional security experts – most of them associated with SADSEM institutions – which examine the security dynamics in the region and their implications for its future.
The book starts by examining conceptual and contextual issues surrounding regional security, including current conceptualisations of national and regional security; the role of donors and NGOs in security policy formation; SADC’s peace and security policy framework; the peace and security interface between the AU and SADC; and security policy formation in Namibia.
This is followed by case studies of peace and security dynamics in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, as well as an exploration of the maritime dimensions of regional security.
The book has been co-edited by Anthoni van Nieuwkerk, director of the Centre for Defence and Security Management (CDSM) at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Katharina Hofmann, resident representative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Mozambique.
FES has co-ordinated security-related research and dialogue in the region for several years, as part of its global efforts to enhance human security and conflict prevention, and has worked closely with SADSEM in the process. Among other things, the FES Mozambique Office and SADSEM jointly host the Maputo Dialogue, an annual workshop on regional security. The book is a product of this ground-breaking initiative, and aims to present its work to a broader audience.
Hard copies of the book are available from SADSEM member institutions. A print-friendly desktop version can be downloaded from the publications section on this website.