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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

South Africa's Post-Apartheid Military

Lost in Transition and Transformation

Authors: Heinecken, Lindy

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  •  Addresses the challenges that the military has faced adapting to the new security, political, legal and social environment
  • Provides a theoretical and contextual analysis of the security, political and social changes in South Africa
  • Examines the relevance of the military in the future
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This timely book examines how the South African National Defence Force has adapted to the country’s new security, political and social environment since 1994. In South Africa’s changed political state, how has civilian control of the military been implemented and what does this mean for ‘defence in a democracy’? This book presents an overview of the security environment, how the mission focus of the military has changed and the implications for force procurement, force preparation, force employment and force sustainability. 

The author addresses other issues, such as:

·      the effect of integrating former revolutionary soldiers into a professional armed force

·      the effect of affirmative action on meritocracy, recruitment and retention

·      military veterans, looking at the difficulties they face in reintegrating back into society and finding gainful employment

·      gender equality and mainstreaming

·      the rise of military unions and why a confrontational, instead of a more corporatist approach to labour relations has emerged

·      HIV/AIDS and the consequences this holds for the military in terms of its operational effectiveness.

In closing, the author highlights key events that have caused the SANDF to become ‘lost in transition and transformation’, spelling out some lessons learned. The conclusions she draws are pertinent for the future of defence, security and civil-military relations of countries around the world.


About the authors

Professor Lindy Heinecken has more than 25 years’ experience of teaching and research in the field. Her research interests include the challenges in recruiting suitable military personnel for a professional, technologically advanced military, and the role of women in post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding in Africa. This book draws on her past research, but includes recent interviews with key academics, politicians and military practitioners who are familiar with defence issues. She has edited volumes, contributed many book chapters, written a large number of journal articles and presented many papers at international academic conferences.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Historical Overview: Transition and Transformation

    Pages 1-18

    Heinecken, Lindy

  • The New Security Environment: Shifting Mission Priorities and Organisational Restructuring

    Pages 19-36

    Heinecken, Lindy

  • Peace Missions: Preparing for and Deployment on Peacekeeping Operations

    Pages 37-54

    Heinecken, Lindy

  • Civil-Military Relations: Civil Control, Oversight and the Demilitarisation of Society

    Pages 55-69

    Heinecken, Lindy

  • Political Reform: Integration, Representivity and Managing Diversity

    Pages 71-86

    Heinecken, Lindy

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-33734-6
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33733-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
South Africa's Post-Apartheid Military
Book Subtitle
Lost in Transition and Transformation
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33734-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33734-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33733-9
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 181
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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