1st Edition

Defensive Restructuring of the Armed Forces in Southern Africa





ISBN 9781138614161
Published June 29, 2020 by Routledge
190 Pages

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Published in 1997, the work explores the reorientation of security policies and the accompanying restructuring of the armed forces going on in Southern Africa under entirely new circumstances: Democracy has come to South Africa, the civil wars in Angola and Mozambique have ended, and the region is establishing a regional framework for cooperation. While covering the entire region, a special focus is placed on South Africa which is predestined to play a leading role, but which is struggling with the legacy of the apartheid regime and its repeated aggressions against neighbouring states. A defensive restructuring of the South African of the South African military is an element in the building of mutual trust. The implications of such defensive restructuring to a non-offensive defence are described in detail. In addition to the analytical contribution, the work also contains central documents and a bibliography.

Table of Contents

1. Non-Offensive Defence in a Global Perspective, Bjorn Moller  2. Regions and Regionalism in a Global Perspective, Barry Buzan  3. Between Hope and Despair: Southern Africa’s Security, Joao Bernardo Honwana  4. Post War Restructuring: The Region’s Defence Structures, Martin Rupiya  5. The Military Requisites of Regional Security Co-operation, Carl Conetta, Chartles Knight and Lutz Unterseher  6. A Postmodern Military: Mission Redefinition and Defensive Restructuring, Rocklyn Williams  7. Defence Restructuring for the South African Navy: Uncharted Waters, Robert W. Higgs  8. South Africa and Peacekeeping: Is There a Role in Africa?, Greg Mills  9. The Cultural and Social Challenge of Demilitarisation, Jacklyn Cock  10. Prospects for Common Security in Southern Africa, Gavin Cawthra.

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’...a noble attempt to measure Southern Africa against the Non-Offensive Defence concept...a publication very useful to anyone interested in regional security in Southern Africa.’ African Studies