Recent books

Other publications

Members of the department publish in a wide range of journals and other publications. Please see individual researchers’ pages for more information on our recent publications. Some of the recent highlights include: 

  • Magadla, S. and Cornell, N. (2019) The foreign policy legacies of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: Institutionalising Pan-Africanist visions and economic diplomacy. South African Foreign Policy Review: Foreign Policy, Change and the Zuma Years Vol.3. Pretoria: African Institute of South Africa.
  • Jordaan, E. (2019) South Africa and Civil and Political Rights on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Global Governance, 25(1):171-197. Available here.
  • Jordaan, E. (2019) Elephants in the Room: Botswana and the United Nations Universal Period Review. Nordic Journal of Human Rights, 37(1): 42-62. Available here.
  • Chiwandire, D. and Vincent, L. (2019) Funding mechanisms to foster inclusion in higher education institutions for students with disabilities: a critical appraisal. African Journal of Disability 8:1-12. Available here.
  • Chipaike, R. and Bischoff, P. (2018) A Challenge to Conventional Wisdom: Locating Agency in Angola’s and Ghana’s Economic Engagements with China. Journal of Asian and African Studies, Vol. 53(7) 1002–1017. Available here.
  • Matthews, S. (2018) Confronting the Colonial Library: Teaching Political Studies Amidst Calls for a Decolonised Curriculum, Politikon, 45:1, 48-65, DOI: 10.1080/02589346.2018.1418204. Available here
  • Grace Ese-osa Idahosa & Louise Vincent (2018) Strategic competence and agency: individuals overcoming barriers to change in South African higher education, Third World Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2018.1535273. Available here
  • Munyuki, C. and L. Vincent. 2018. Strangers "at Home": Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students’ strategies for Resisting Heteronormativity in University Residence Life. South African Journal of Higher Education, 32(3):64-80. Available here
  • Matthews, S. (2017) Colonised minds? Post-development theory and the desirability of development in Africa, Third World Quarterly, 38(12): 2650-2663. Available here
  • Chiwandire, D and L. Vincent. 2017. ‘Wheelchair users, access and exclusion in South African higher education’. African Journal of Disability. 6(0), a353. Available here
  • Jordaan, E. 2017. The emerging middle power concept: Time to say goodbye? South African Journal of International Affairs, 24(3): 395-412. Available here.  
  • Magadla, S. 2016. Women combatants and the liberation movements in South Africa: Guerrilla girls, combative mothers and the in-betweeners. In Gender, Peace and Security in Africa, edited by R. Sigsworth and C. Hendricks. New York: Routledge.


Other News

  • We welcome new staff member Dr Mandisi Majavu to the department.
  • Dr Siphokazi Magadla was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Teaching Award. More on this story here.

  • Honours student, Gcotyelwa Jimlongo, was recently awarded the ‘Best Honours Essay’ prize at the 2018 South African Association of Political Studies conference. More on this story here.