Social Sciences

 

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  • Landau, LB; Palmary, I (Oxford University Press, 2016-07-01)
    Human mobility has forged the societies in which we live and the historical development of social science. Foundational theory in sociology, anthropology, political science, and philosophy all grapple with the phenomena ...
  • Kihato, CW; Landau, LB (Oxford University Press, 2016-10-25)
    Post-cold-war-era conflicts and the humanitarian political economy have driven two disparate yet concurrent shifts within the humanitarian field. On one hand, new public management-style reforms have increasingly focused ...
  • Landau, LB (Business Day, 2015-04-24)
    THE past weeks’ violence came as no surprise to anyone who has followed the persistent demonisation and denigration of foreigners in townships. Xenophobic violence neither began nor ended in 2008 — hundreds of people have ...
  • Hiropoulos, A; Landau, LB (Daily Maverick, 2015-10-02)
    Claims by the police minister and the police commissioner that foreigners are a major source of criminality not only risk increasing anti-migrant sentiment in a country where xenophobic violence is rife, they prevent us ...
  • Amit, R; Landau, LB (Afrika Süd, 2016)
    BEST LAWS FOR THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES HAVE LITTLE EFFECT, when seeking protection are considered security risks. All the more important are overarching political concepts, concrete approaches and new discussion forums ...
  • Landau, LB (Washington Post, 2015-05-11)
    Over the past month, South African citizens turned on immigrants and outsiders in a bout of deadly force and political theater. At least seven are dead and thousands more displaced. Although the world woke up to the mix ...
  • Wellman, EI; Landau, LB (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2015-10-13)
    Europe is finally beginning to take concrete steps toward addressing the largest migrant and refugee crisis since the end of World War II. After a global outcry over the inadequate response, some governments are pledging ...
  • Landau, LB; Misago, JP (The Conversation, 2016-06-30)
    South African media last year published an unsettling interview with Mandla Matikinya, a branch leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League. In it he advocated looting foreign-owned shops over schools and ...
  • Landau, LB (News Deeply, 2016-09-14)
    JOHANNESBURG – Crisis is a bad time to make policy. While it may create space for reform, the current quick-fix quest that the United Nations is pursuing in reaction to accelerating migration trends risks creating more ...
  • Landau, LB; Achiume, ED (IRIN News, 2016-09-19)
    As part of efforts to strengthen and harmonise responses to migrants and refugees, the UN is to lead a global campaign to counter xenophobia. Announced by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in April, member states are expected ...
  • Landau, LB (Open Democracy, 2016-07-13)
    Research across multiple sites comes with many rewards, but the partnerships required for multi-sited work often reinforce power imbalances in ways that compromise our scholarship and ethical policy engagements. Multi-sited ...
  • Landau, LB (Cambridge University Press, 2015-02)
    Ongata Rongai, a rapidly growing, ethnically heterogeneous community on Nairobi's urban periphery, has remained remarkably convivial in a country so frequently defined by conflicts over land and belonging. Bolstered by a ...
  • Landau, LB; Freemantle, I (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
    In the migrant rich peri-urban sites of Rongai, Kenya and Katlehong, South Africa, social engagements are being shaped by usufruct ethics. The resulting modes of mutual accommodation are shaped by spatial circumstance and ...
  • Landau, LB (Lehrstuhl Fuer Staedtebau und Entwerfen, 2016-03)
    Migrants personify multilocality. As people move in search of profit, protection or passage elsewhere, they create networks of material and social exchange in ways that recalibrate demands on administrative institutions ...
  • Harrison, P; Yang, Y; Khangelani, M (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    Visual images are significant in framing and shaping representations of China and Chinese people within Africa. At times, visual imagery adds subtlety and complexity to the differentiated and fluid nature of the Africa–China ...
  • Unknown author (Berghahn Journals, 2015-12-01)
    South Africa's post-apartheid context and a mix of African and non-mainstream Western political theory is felicitous for a positive critique of the two now predominant Western accounts of democracy. The context highlights ...
  • Hamilton, L (Taylor & Francis, 2015-03-16)
    The Ohio short histories of Africa series is a great idea. It offers concise, nicely laid-out, small books written by leading scholars. The four volumes I discuss in this essay are part of a strong South African bias – 12 ...
  • Hamilton, L (Berghahn Journals, 2016-01)
    In order effectively to decolonise Africa we need to understand better the economic and political effects of colonialism in and on Africa today. To achieve that understanding we need to look beyond the tired, well-trodden ...
  • Harrison, P; Rubin (Taylor & Francis, 2016-07-25)
    South African geography has been historically inhibited by an inward focus and an underlying assumption of national idiosyncrasy. Recently, however, there has been a broadening as some South African geographers and other ...
  • Rosenberg, E; Ramsurup, P; Gumede, M; Lotz-Sisitka, HB (Bioinfo Publications, 2016-01)
    Education has contributed to a society-wide awareness of environmental issues, and we are increasingly confronted with the need for new ways to generate energy, save water and reduce pollution. Thus new forms of work are ...

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