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NCJ Number: 182841 Find in a Library
Title: Building Security in Southern Africa: An Update on the Evolving Architecture
Author(s): Jakkie Cilliers
Date Published: November 1999
Page Count: 94
Sponsoring Agency: Institute for Security Studies
Halfway House, 1685
Sale Source: Institute for Security Studies
P.O. Box 4167
Halfway House,
South Africa
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: South Africa
Annotation: This is an overview, update, and cursory analysis of formal security relationships in Southern Africa.
Abstract: With the end of the Cold War, regional politics have emerged as more salient features of the international order; regional conflicts are now more likely to stay regional. Regional politics have not replaced international relations, but the changed context has opened up a more complex relationship between a region such as Southern Africa and the rest of the world. Regions differ and need to be treated differently, but they cannot be separated. The monograph traces the evolution from the former Front-Line States alliance to the Organ on Politics, Defense and Security, including the Inter-State Defense and Security Committee and the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperating Organization. It also reviews bilateral treaties, agreements and related issues, points out the more obvious legal and practical challenges that will need to be overcome in the short term if the region is to progress towards establishing a cooperative security community and offers a number of recommendations in this regard. Figures, notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Africa; Foreign countries; Foreign laws; Foreign policies; Interagency cooperation; International agreements; International cooperation; Multinational studies; National security
Note: ISS Monograph Series No. 43
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