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Securitisation from Below: The Relationship between immigration and foreign policy in South Africa's Approach to the Zimbabwe Crisis

Hammerstad, Anne (2012) Securitisation from Below: The Relationship between immigration and foreign policy in South Africa's Approach to the Zimbabwe Crisis. Conflict, Security and Development, 12 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 1467-8802. (doi:10.1080/14678802.2012.667659) (KAR id:32797)

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Abstract

The political and economic debacle in

Zimbabweans into neighbouring South

complex and significant link between the

and South Africa’s foreign policy towards

security policy elite preferred to use an

tool to promote its ‘quiet diplomacy’

treating the influx as a ‘non-problem’. But

and protests in townships and informal

African immigrants, culminating in

2008, contributed to a change not only in

efforts towards the Zimbabwean parties. I

was pushed by a process of ‘securitisation

Zimbabwean immigrants as a security

security elites but by South Africa’s

marginalised urban poor.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/14678802.2012.667659
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] The securitisation of forced migration
Uncontrolled keywords: Securitisation, migration, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: A. Hammerstad
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 17:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32797 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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