The new South Africa, as well as the surrounding southern
region, is finally free of apartheid and colonial rule. Civil wars
have ended; democracy is everywhere. Economically, South Africa and
the region are beginning to grow more rapidly than ever before. But
serious impediments to sustainable growth and effective
participatory government remain. President Nelson Mandela's African
National Congress won a strong victory in South Africa's 1994
elections and has governed with skill and ambition ever since.
Nevertheless, crime rates have soared, as have the number of
illegal and conventional small arms, car hijackings, trade in
drugs, illegal immigrants, and all manner of attacks on the
political and social stability of the state. This book puts these
serious societal problems in perspective and provides fresh answers
and recommendations. The book includes chapters on crime rates and
criminal syndicates, the proliferation of conventional arms,
illegal populations movements, drug trafficking, the South African
army, and a concluding chapter on African armies and regional
peacekeeping. The contributors are Jacklyn Cock, University of the
Witwatersrand; Robert Gelbard, Assistant Secretary of State for
Drug Enforcement and Legal Affairs; Jeffrey Herbst, Princeton
University; Mark Malan, Mark Shaw, and Hussein Solomon, Institute
for Security Studies; Katherine Marshall, the World Bank; Steven
Metz, U.S. Army War College; Greg Mills and Glenn Oosthuysen, South
African Institute of International Affairs; C.J.D. Venter, South
African Police Service; and Joan Wardrop, Curtin University,
Australia. Copublished with the World Peace Foundation
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