The Role of Violence in State Security Strategies 1984-88

The Role of Violence in State Security Strategies 1984-88

The focus of this paper is state violence. It is argued that South African state security strategy in the period 1984-1988 was characterised by an increasing violence which was sanctioned by law. This violence was either inscribed in the law or unrestrained by the law. It is mainly directed against anti-apartheid activists both within and without South Africa's borders.

 

The Role of Violence in State Security Strategies 1984
Jacklyn Cock
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Jacklyn Cock is , at the time of writing , a professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and an Honorary Research Professor in the Society, Work and Development Research Unit (SWOP).

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