Transforming Security: A South African Experiment

In: Strang, H. & Braithwaite, J. Eds. Restorative Justice and Civil Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 14-34, (2001)

24 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2016

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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: April 3, 2001

Abstract

In what follows I want to reflect upon work that has been taking place since late 1997 in Zwelethemba1 (a Xhosa name that means place of hope or renewal), a black suburb on the outskirts of Worcester, a country town about 120 kilometers north of Cape Town. This research is exploring ways in which poor people, in this case poor black South Africans, can and should respond to the global transformations that David Bayley and I (Bayley and Shearing 1996; 1999) have termed the “multilateralization” of governance. By this we mean changes that have led to the emergence of a variety of auspices for, and providers of, governance other than states – the changes that Rose in the opening quotation terms “post-social”.

Suggested Citation

Shearing, Clifford D, Transforming Security: A South African Experiment (April 3, 2001). In: Strang, H. & Braithwaite, J. Eds. Restorative Justice and Civil Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 14-34, (2001), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758287

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