Research Articles (Political Science)


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  • Return of the city state? an assessment of city international relations 

    Beukman, Eduard Francois (University of Southern California, 2017)
    Cities have ever been part of the international relations system but have not been adequately examined by international relations theory as a subnational actor that can act independently of the nation-state. It has allowed ...

  • Power and integrated health care : shifting from governance to governmentality 

    Van Rensburg, Andre Janse; Rau, Asta; Fourie, Pieter; Bracke, Piet (Ubiquity Press, 2016)
    Integrated care occurs within micro, meso and macro levels of governance structures, which are shaped by complex power dynamics. Yet theoretically-led notions of power, and scrutiny of its meanings and its functioning, are ...

  • Social-ecological resilience and biosphere-based sustainability science 

    Folke, Carl; Biggs, Reinette; Norstrom, Albert V.; Reyers, Belinda; Rockstrom, Johan (Resilience Alliance, 2016)
    Humanity has emerged as a major force in the operation of the biosphere. The focus is shifting from the environment as externality to the biosphere as precondition for social justice, economic development, and sustainability. ...

  • Africa's game changers and the catalysts of social and system innovation 

    Swilling, Mark (Resilience Alliance, 2016)
    It is widely recognized that many African economies are being transformed by rapid economic growth driven largely by rising demand for the abundant natural resources scattered across the African continent. I critically ...

  • Religiosity in south Africa : trends among the public and elites 

    Kotze, Hennie; Loubser, Reinet (Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Theology, 2017)
    This article uses statistical data from the World Values Survey (WVS) and the South African Opinion Leader Survey to examine religiosity among the following samples of South Africans: Afrikaans, English, isiXhosa and isiZulu ...

  • Turning dread into capital : South Africa's AIDS diplomacy 

    Fourie, Pieter (BioMed Central, 2013-03)
    Summary: The article first describes the emergence and contemporary practice of health diplomacy; this is followed by a discussion of niche diplomacy, in particular as it applies to the foreign policy agendas of emerging ...