The Department of Politics and International Relations is committed to advanced research, which also informs its up-to-date teaching and learning practices and curriculum, including world-class postgraduate supervision. Produced by leading scholars in their domains, our research touches on the entire spectrum of domestic political developments, as well as international relations in the fullest sense. This scholarship delves both into fundamental questions as well as emerging trends in the world of politics and international relations. Solely and in collaboration with their supervisors, our students are themselves emerging academic voices and publish while conducting their postgraduate studies in topics related to their dissertations and theses (see some their work in the Working Paper Series below). Our research is highly cited and has been impactful in policymaking.
*Data partially complete as of September 2021. Some citations were not captured by Google Scholar. Office of the HOD. Source: Google Scholar.
Get to know the research interests and outputs of our academics through their Google Scholar pages below.
|Researcher's Google Scholar||Research interests|
|Odilile Ayodele's Google Scholar ||ICT, technopolitics, digital diplomacy|
|Deon Geldenhuys's Google Scholar ||Deviant behaviour by states, ethnopolitics|
|Costa Georghiou's Google Scholar |
International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Methodology
|Chris Landsberg's Google Scholar||International relations, African leadership, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy|
|Kwandi Kondlo's Google Scholar ||Various|
|Mcebisi Ndletyana's Google Scholar|
Elections, political parties, African intellectuals, biographies
|Bhaso Ndzendze's Google Scholar||International relations, African politics, trade, war, digital policy|
|Fritz Nganje's Google Scholar||Paradiplomacy, Decentralized Cooperation, City-to-City Cooperation, Local Peacebuilding in Africa, South African Foreign Policy|
|Lisa Otto's Google Scholar||Maritime Security, African Security, Diplomacy, Political Risk|
|Anna-Mart Van Wyk's Google Scholar ||Nuclear history|
|Siphamandla Zondi's Google Scholar |
International relations, African politics, foreign policy
The Working Paper Series
This Working Paper Series (WPS) is an initiative of the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Johannesburg. It is aimed at providing scholars with a platform for sharing their developing academic work and is based on presentations to a departmental audience. Issues covered include the full spectrum of African domestic and global politics as well as developments in other parts of the world. Readers are welcome to contact the authors and engage with the texts in other ways. To share your contents or to discuss the submission of your own working paper, please contact the series editor, Dr Bhaso Ndzendze, at email@example.com.
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1. Secessionism in West Africa: An enduring colonial legacy
2. Secessionists movements and their implications for security in Africa: the case of Southern Cameroons