Chris Landsberg

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Dr. Chris Landsberg "is Chair and Professor of Politics, and Co-director of the Centre for African and European Studies (CAES) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is a former Director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Johannesburg, and a Co-founder of the Centre for Africa’s International Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand...

"Chris Landsberg specialises in policy analysis and foreign policy analysis, and focuses on national South African policy questions, South African foreign policy, and Africa’s continental governance. Some of his published research includes a co-edited book with Mwesiga Baregu titled From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa’s regional Security Challenges (Lynne Reinner Publishers, 2003).

"In 2004, he published his book The Quiet Diplomacy of Liberation: International Politics and South Africa’s Transition, (Jacana Publishers, 2004) and he co-edited the book with Shaun Mackay Southern Africa Post-Apartheid? The Search for Democratic Governance (CPS-IDASA-IMD, 2004). He also published with Albert Venter Government and Politics in the new South Africa (Third Edition, Van Schaik Publishers, 2006). In 2007, he co-edited, with Adekeye Adebajo and Adebayo Adedeji South Africa in Africa: The post-apartheid years, UKZN Press.

"He is currently researching a book on 100 years of South African diplomacy and statecraft, in which he traces South Africa’s foreign policy from the white minority ruled Union in 1910 to the first fifteen years of the post-apartheid era up to 2010. The book investigates the foreign policy agendas of successive South African governments, and zeros in on foreign policy formulation and execution during the past century." [1]

Chris Landsberg served as Director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Johannesburg, between 2001 and 2006.

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  1. Chris Landsberg, accessed April 6, 2010.
  2. Editorial Board, South African Journal of International Affairs, accessed April 6, 2010.
  3. About, Africa Democracy Forum, accessed May 18, 2010.