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oa Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe - Die sekurokratisering van die Suid-Afrikaanse staatkundige bestel - 'n tendensbepaling : geesteswetenskappe

 

Abstract

Die Suid-Afrikaanse politieke omgewing betree tans 'n fase wat as uiters dinamies en polities onstabiel beskryf kan word. Sedert die bewindsoorname van Jacob Zuma in 2009 is 'n tendens wat voorgehou kan word as die sekurokratisering van die Suid-Afrikaanse staat duidelik waarneembaar. Dit is veral binne die raamwerk van die sogenaamde sekerheidsgroepering dat politieke en staatkundige magsbasisse toenemend sekurokraties deur die regering van president Zuma hanteer word. Deur gebruik te maak van 'n ontledingsraamwerk waarin tendensbepalings moontlik is, word daar veral op die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiediens en die intelligensiedienste as voorbeelde van sekurokratisering gekonsentreer. 'n Tendens bekend as neopatrimoniale pretorianisme word geïdentifiseer met negatiewe implikasies en risiko's vir die konsolidering van demokratiese waardes binne die groter Suid-Afrikaanse staatkundige bestel.


The South African political environment is currently entering a phase that can be described as both politically dynamic and politically unstable. Since the ascension of Jacob Zuma in 2009 a clear and discernible process of securitisation has unfolded within the state. The so-called security cluster has provided the framework and means for the establishment of securocratic bases of political power in government and the presidency. By means of an analytical framework that will facilitate trend analysis, this article focuses on the South African Police Service and the various intelligence services as domains of securitisation in the context of the state. The concept of securitisation implies the overt, explicit and direct deployment of the security establishment to ensure security in general and law and order in particular.

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2016-12-08
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