Published in 1997, the work explores the reorientation of security policies and the accompanying restructuring of the armed forces going on in Southern Africa under entirely new circumstances: Democracy has come to South Africa, the civil wars in Angola and Mozambique have ended, and the region is establishing a regional framework for cooperation. While covering the entire region, a special focus is placed on South Africa which is predestined to play a leading role, but which is struggling with the legacy of the apartheid regime and its repeated aggressions against neighbouring states. A defensive restructuring of the South African of the South African military is an element in the building of mutual trust. The implications of such defensive restructuring to a non-offensive defence are described in detail. In addition to the analytical contribution, the work also contains central documents and a bibliography.
1. Non-Offensive Defence in a Global Perspective, Bjorn Moller 2. Regions and Regionalism in a Global Perspective, Barry Buzan 3. Between Hope and Despair: Southern Africa’s Security, Joao Bernardo Honwana 4. Post War Restructuring: The Region’s Defence Structures, Martin Rupiya 5. The Military Requisites of Regional Security Co-operation, Carl Conetta, Chartles Knight and Lutz Unterseher 6. A Postmodern Military: Mission Redefinition and Defensive Restructuring, Rocklyn Williams 7.Defence Restructuring for the South African Navy: Uncharted Waters, Robert W. Higgs 8.South Africa and Peacekeeping: Is There a Role in Africa?, Greg Mills 9.The Cultural and Social Challenge of Demilitarisation, Jacklyn Cock 10. Prospects for Common Security in Southern Africa, Gavin Cawthra.