Journal Articles

Loving the Alien? Citizenship, Law and the Future in South Africa’s Demonic Society

Written by Loren B. Landau, this article makes sense of the violence with reference to an extended history of South African statecraft that both induced the conflict and hamstrung efforts to address it. In particular,
it describes how decades of discursive and institutional efforts to control political and physical space have generated two demons with which the country must now contend.

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Linking Governance and Xenophobic Violence in Contemporary South Africa

Written by Jean Pierre Misago the article argues that governance is a key determinant of xenophobic violence in South Africa and of collective violence generally.

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Political Mobilisation as the Trigger of Xenophobic Violence in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Written by, Jean Pierre Misago in this article he discusses : What triggers xenophobic violence in South Africa? By answering this deceivingly simple but critical question, this paper high -lights an often-missed empirical factor and key element in the xenophobic violence causal chain: mobilization.

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Politics by Other Means? The Political Economy of Xenophobic Violence in Post- Apartheid South Africa

Written by Jean Pierre Misago, the article discusses xenophobic violence in post-apartheid South Africa and that it has become a longstanding feature in post-apartheid South Africa.

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Responding to Xenophobic Violence in Post -Apartheid South Africa: Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Written by Jean Pierre Misago, this paper highlights the general failure to effectively respond to and prevent xenophobic violence in South Africa and offers critical reflections on reasons thereof.

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Loving the Alien? Citizenship, Law, and the Future in South Africa’s Demonic Society

This article written by Loren B. Landau makes sense of the violence with reference to an extended history of South African statecraft that both induced the conflict and hamstrung efforts to address it. It is further discussed that political leaders now face a dilemma of extending legal identities and constitutionally promised protections to outsiders and other foreigners risks being seen as betraying the national project by the demonic and visibly violent society they have helped create.

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