oa Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies - Security co-operation in the Southern African Development Community : insights from the new institutionalism

Volume 34, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1022-8136
  • E-ISSN: 2224-0020



This article focuses on the institutional dimensions of security cooperation as it manifests in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). As the quotations above suggest, security co-operation, as part of a bigger project of regional integration, is not obvious. Indeed, should southern Africans believe their politicians when the latter claim that SADC is 'forging ahead' on the road to formal integration? Slabbert is not convinced. Not only academics, but civil society increasingly question its raison d' etre.

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