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dc.contributor.authorSenekal, Burgert A.
dc.contributor.authorStemmet, Jan-Ad
dc.contributor.authorStemmet, Karlien
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T07:12:17Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T07:12:17Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.citationSenekal, B. A., Stemmet, J. A., & Stemmet, K. (2015). South Africa in the international arms trade network (ATN) during national party rule (1948-1994): a network analysis. Journal for Contemporary History, 40(2), 48-70.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3587
dc.description.abstractNetwork theory has become a key theoretical framework with which to study complex systems, and a large number of studies have investigated the structure of the World Trade Network (WTN) within this paradigm. This article follows Åkerman and Larsson‑Seim (2014) in investigating South Africa’s position in the international Arms Trade Network (ATN) from 1994 to the present within the framework of network theory and by using data provided by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Using centrality measures such as degree, betweenness, closeness, and in‑ and out‑degree, the article shows that South Africa is a relatively important role player in this trade network, and specifically as an arms exporter. It is also discussed how South Africa’s position changed under the leadership of consecutive presidents, and it is shown that the country became more active during the presidencies of Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma than it was under Nelson Mandela.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectArms tradeen_ZA
dc.subjectComplex networksen_ZA
dc.subjectTrade networksen_ZA
dc.subjectSocial Network Analysisen_ZA
dc.subjectSNAen_ZA
dc.titleSouth Africa in the international arms trade network (ATN) during national party rule (1948-1994): a network analysisen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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