Southern Africa Publications

Statement of Rafael Marques on Angola's Deadly Diamonds

Jul 07, 2011
On March 24, 2005, Angolan journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques delivered a presentation condemning human rights abuses connected to Angola's diamond industry, and recommended that the international community work to improve living conditions for those in the legal diamond trade, as well as those affected by the market for illegal "blood diamonds."

Beyond Free and Fair: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy

Jul 07, 2011
Beyond Free and Fair Elections: Monitoring Elections and Building Democracy draws on worldwide experience since the mid-1980s to evaluate international election monitoring and domestic monitoring, and their contributions to democracy promotion and democratic change. In this book, Eric Bjornlund provides an overview of what election monitoring is, where it comes from, and how it is currently conducted, and he educes general lessons for democracy promotion. Björnlund reports on actual practice, including case studies of particular election monitoring efforts and the author's own experience in the field, and on a few previous efforts to synthesize guidelines and lessons learned.More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website.

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.

Opportunities and Constraints for the Disarmament and Repatriation of Foreign Armed Groups in the DRC

Jul 07, 2011
On September 13, Hans Romkema of Conflict and Transition Consultancies (CTC) presented at the Wilson Center, his report on opportunities and constraints for the disarmament and repatriation (D&R) of foreign armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.