African Security Governance

Emerging Issues

image of African Security Governance
Africa faces a seemingly ever-increasing range of security challenges. This book is a result of research carried out over a number of years by the Southern African Defense and Security Management Network (SADSEM) on many of these new and emerging security issues, in cooperation with the Danish Institute for International Studies and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. The broad focus is on security governance – the role of state and a wide range of social actors in the areas of both human and state security. It deals with a range of sectors, themes and national case studies and makes an important contribution to debates on security sector reform. The topics covered include policing transformation, intelligence governance, regulation of private security actors, challenges of nuclear proliferation, regional security, peace diplomacy and peace missions, the relationship between development and security and new challenges in governance of the military.



Peace diplomacy: The South African national defence force in Burundi

As discussed in earlier chapters in this volume (particularly Møller), the role of the armed forces has undergone significant changes since the end of the Cold War. The traditional focus has changed from a narrow territorial defence to a broader societal approach, where the armed forces are just one element in dealing with the security threats that modern societies face. In South Africa one of the consequences has been that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) increasingly has been asked to handle what are traditionally defined as secondary tasks, such as domestic policing, border control and, since 1999, international peace support operations (PSOs).


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error