Reshaping Security: An Examination of the Governance of Security in South Africa

African Security Review, 7(3): 3-12, 1998

Posted: 2 Feb 2016

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Mark Shaw

University of Cape Town (UCT)

Clifford Shearing

University of Cape Town; Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales; University of Toronto

Date Written: February 2, 1997

Abstract

This article seeks to trace the way in which the reform of policing has developed in South Africa and to identify some of the lessons that can be learned from the problems that have arisen. In developing the argument, the article will:

- explore the situation that the new government found themselves in;

- identify the policy framework developed to respond to this situation;

- trace the trajectory of reform and the reasons for the departure from what was intended; and

- suggest lessons that might be drawn for redirecting the reform process.

Suggested Citation

Shaw, Mark and Shearing, Clifford D, Reshaping Security: An Examination of the Governance of Security in South Africa (February 2, 1997). African Security Review, 7(3): 3-12, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2726528

Mark Shaw

University of Cape Town (UCT) ( email )

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Rondebosch, Western Cape 7701
South Africa

Clifford D Shearing (Contact Author)

University of Cape Town ( email )

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Rondebosch, Western Cape 7701
South Africa

HOME PAGE: http://www.publiclaw.uct.ac.za/pbl/staff/cshearing

Griffith Institute of Criminology ( email )

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Australia

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University of Montreal, School of Criminology ( email )

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University of New South Wales ( email )

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Australia

University of Toronto ( email )

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Canada
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