• Exploring South-South relations : the case of SADC and Mercosur 

      White, Lyal (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores inter-regional relations between SADC and Mercosur. The central problem posed at the outset is "Why should relations between SADC and Mercosur be pursued?" In this problem there ...
    • Oil, power, and global hegemony 

      Morris, Katherine-Anne (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-04)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This study explores the impact of primary energy on the measurement of state power and hegemony. Through an examination of British and American hegemonies, the role of coal, oil and petroleum on the ...
    • The state as a facilitator in the illicit global political economy : Guinea-Bissau and the global cocaine trade 

      Zeidler, Andreas (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research study aims to approach illicit market activity, particularly transnational organ-ised crime, from a political-economy point of view. The study of illicit market activity is characterised by ...
    • Theorising African states : the case of Angola from a critical theory perspective 

      Solli, Audun (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      This thesis is a theoretical contribution to the debate about statehood in Sub-Saharan Africa. My primary aims have been to interrogate the use of the state concept on the continent, and to open up new theoretical avenues ...