222pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2019
Explores the challenges the South African National Defence Force has faced since 1994, how well it has adapted to a new security, political and social environment, how civilian control of the military has been implemented, and what this means for 'defence in a democracy'.
Lindy Heinecken is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch. Previously she was Deputy Director of the Centre for Military Studies at the South African Military Academy. She serves on the Council of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (USA), and is President of the International Sociological Association (ISA) Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution Research Committee.