Southern Africa Publications

Conflict and Cooperation: Making the Case for Environmental Pathways to Peacebuilding in the Great Lakes Region

Jul 07, 2011
Policy paper on ways in which natural resource cooperation can lead to peace in Central Africa more

Global Drug Trafficking: Africa's Expanding Role

Jul 07, 2011
Africa's role in the drug trafficking industry is a strong testament to the interplay of supply and demand market expansion, to the hybridization of transnational organized crime syndicates, as well as to the need for a paradigm shift in domestic, regional and international approaches to drug trafficking interdiction. On May 28, 2009, the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center convened a conference to assess the situation of international drug trafficking and the increasingly important role that Africa plays. more

Environmental Peacemaking

Jul 07, 2011
How can environmental cooperation be used to bolster regional peace? A large body of research suggests that environmental degradation may catalyze violent conflict. Environmental cooperation, in contrast, has gone almost unexplored as a means of peacemaking, even though it opens several effective channels: enhancing trust, establishing habits of cooperation, lengthening the time horizons of decisionmakers, forging cooperative trans-societal linkages, and creating shared regional norms and identities.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

Emerging Powers: India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) and the future of South-South Cooperation

Jul 07, 2011
India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) are transcending geographical, historical, and regional differences in order to promote their individual and collective interests at a time when the current economic hardship and declining U.S. hegemony mean greater opportunities for emerging countries in the global South. Since its inception at the margins of the expanded G-8 Summit held in Evian, France, in 2003, the group, officially established in 2004 as the IBSA Dialogue Forum, has held three Summits – in Brasília in 2006, in Pretoria in 2007, and in New Delhi in 2008. The three foreign ministers have met at least once a year and a number of trilateral official consultations have taken place at lower levels. more

Local Consequences of the Global Cold War, edited by Jeffrey A. Engel

Local Consequences of the Global Cold War

Oct 01, 2007
Up to now the study of cold war history has been fully engaged in stressing the international character and broad themes of the story. This volume turns such diplomatic history upside down by studying how actions of international relations affected local popular life. more

Public and Private Provision of Health Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Jul 13, 2006
On November 2, 2006, the Global Health Initiative and the Africa Program hosted a vibrant roundtable workshop on the health imperatives for Africa and the need for the public and private sectors to cooperate in the provision of health care. This publication includes a list of conclusions and next steps reached by the participants as well as summaries of the three papers commissioned for the meeting on: Africa health trends; improving health efficiencies; and, expanding public-private sector partnerships. more

Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America, edited by Philip Oxhorn, Joseph S. Tulchin, and Andrew D. Selee

Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: Africa, Asia, and Latin America

May 01, 2004
Decentralization, Democratic Governance, and Civil Society in Comparative Perspective surveys a range of issues in decentralization: which actors in each country have been most responsible for decentralization, how much decentralization has transformed the state; and whether stronger local governments produce greater accountability to citizens. more

Governance on the Ground: Innovations and Discontinuities in the Developing World, edited by Patricia L. McCarney and Richard E. Stren

Governance on the Ground: Innovations and Discontinuities in the Developing World

Oct 01, 2003
Governance on the Ground shows people at a local level working through municipal institutions to take more responsibility for their own lives and environment. This study reports what social scientists in eight local networks found when they chose their own subjects for a worldwide comparative study of institutional reform at the local level. more

Environmental Peacemaking, edited by Ken Conca and Geoffrey D. Dabelko

Environmental Peacemaking

Oct 01, 2002
This volume examines the case for environmental peacemaking by comparing progress, prospects, and problems of initiatives in six regions—South Asia, Central Asia, the Baltics, Southern Africa, the Caucasus, and the U.S.-Mexico border. more

Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities by Mitchell Reiss

Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities

May 01, 1995
Relying on personal interviews with senior officials and on previously classified information, Bridled Ambition explains how and why eight countries—South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, India, and Pakistan—have curtailed their nuclear weapons programs during the past few years. It also analyses a ninth country: North Korea. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.