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Political Sciences

Prof Jo-Ansie van Wyk

Associate Professor

  • Office telephone: +27 (0)12 429 6068
  • E-mail address: vwykjak@unisa.ac.za
  • Office: 7-12, Theo van Wijk Building (Muckleneuk Campus, Pretoria) 

Qualifications

  • D Phil International Relations (UP, 2013)
  • MA Political Science (SU, 2000)
  • Hons BA (Political Science) (SU, 1992)
  • BA (SU, 1989)

Fields of specialisation

  • International Relations
  • Diplomacy
  • Political leadership

Research interests

  • Nuclear energy and diplomacy
  • Political leadership
  • Environmental politics and security

Projects

  • Political leadership in Africa
  • Special envoys and high-level panels as diplomatic instruments
  • South Africa's nuclear future

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Leadership in Research Women Award (2014), University of South Africa (Unisa), Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Bradlow Fellowship (2013), South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Academic Honorary Colours (2013), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Publications

Books:

Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg (Eds.) South African foreign policy review. Volume 2. African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2015. 261pp. [ISBN 978-0-7983-0439-9]

Chris Landsberg & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.) South African foreign policy review. Volume 1. Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) & African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2012. 290pp.

Promoting human security: ethical, normative and educational frameworks in Africa. UNESCO: Paris. 2007. 210pp.

Book chapters:

‘Africa in international relations. Agent, bystander or victim?’ in Paul Bischofff, Kwesi Aning & Amitav Acharya (Eds.), Africa in global International relations. Emerging approaches to theory and practice. Relations. Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations. 2016. Forthcoming.

Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg. ‘Principles and Practice: South Africa’s Foreign Policy after two decades’, in Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg (Eds.), South African foreign policy review. Volume 2. African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2015. pp. 1-16. [ISBN 978-0-7983-0439-9]

Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg. ‘South Africa’s Foreign Policy, Principles and Practice: An Invitation to Conversations’, in Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Chris Landsberg (Eds.) South African foreign policy review. Volume 2. African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2015. pp. 252-261. [ISBN 978-0-7983-0439-9]

Amanda Gouws, Joleen Steyn-Kotze & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Celebrating forty years: The state of Political Science in South Africa in 2014’, in Peter Vale & Pieter Fourie (Eds.), Political Science in South Africa. The last forty years. Routledge: London. 2014. pp. 35-65.

Gerrie Swart, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Maryke Botha, ‘African political leadership’, in Paul ‘t Hart & R A W Rhodes (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership. Oxford University Press: Oxford. 2014. pp. 659-670.

‘Reflections on South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign policy and preliminary comments on future foreign policy’, in Chris Landsberg & Jo-Ansie van Wyk (Eds.), South African Foreign Policy Review. Volume 1. Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD) & African Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2012. pp. 274-290.

James Headley & Jo-Ansie van Wyk, ‘Debating the public’s the role in foreign policy’, in James Headley, Andreas Reitzig & Joe Burton (Eds.), Public participation in foreign policy. Palgrave Macmillan: London. 2012. pp. 3-20.

‘Public participation in post-apartheid South African foreign policy’, in James Headley, Andreas Reitzig & Joe Burton (Eds.), Public participation in foreign policy. Palgrave Macmillan: London. 2012. pp. 79-102.

‘Case study: Kamieskroon Bed & Breakfast’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), New tourism ventures: an entrepreneurial and managerial approach. Juta: Cape Town. Second edition. 2011. pp. 365-381.

Ghislaine Povey & Jo-Ansie van Wyk, ‘Culture and the event experience’, in Peter Robinson, Debra Wale & Geoff Dickson (Eds.), Events Management. CABI: Oxfordshire. 2010. pp. 1-19.

‘A sociedade sul-afrcanaem transformação: alguns mitos e realidades’, in Paulo G Fagundes Visentini & Analúcia Danilevicz Pereira (Eds.), África do Sul: história, estado e sociedade. Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão (FUNAG)/Série Sul-Africana (CESUL): Brasília. 2010. pp. 209-233.

‘Political, civic and government events’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), Events Management. A developmental and managerial approach. Juta: Cape Town. Third edition. 2010. pp. 451-469.

‘Cooperation in space science and technology in IBSA: overcoming some legal challenges’, in P Solomon Vinay Kumar (Ed.), Outer Space: Science and Law. Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (Icfai) University Press: Hyderabad. 2009. pp. 110-141.

‘Overview of the implementation status of the five United Nations treaties on Outer Space in African countries’, in P Solomon Vinay Kumar (Ed.), Space Law: Legal Contours. Amicus Books & Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (Icfai) University Press: Hyderabad. 2009. pp. 106-127.

‘Promoting human security: ethical, normative and educational frameworks in Africa’, in UNESCO, Human security. UNESCO: Paris. 2008. CD Rom.

‘Case study: Kamieskroon Bed & Breakfast’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), New tourism ventures: an entrepreneurial and managerial approach. Juta: Cape Town. 2008. pp. 401-420.

South Africa and the creation of new states.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2006/7. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 2007. pp. 61-74.

‘Africa and the War on Terror: From Kalashnikovs to Qurans to Cooperation’, in Mark J Miller & Boyka Stefanova (Eds.), The War on Terror in comparative perspective. US security and foreign policy after 9/11. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. 2007. pp. 121-138.

‘South Africa’s international co-operation on space affairs.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2005. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 2006. pp. 87-97.

‘Managing political events’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), Event Management. A professional and developmental approach. Juta: Cape Town. Second edition. 2005. pp. 466-488.

Philip Nel, Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Karen Johnsen, ‘Democracy, participation and foreign policy making in South Africa’, in Philip Nel & Janis van der Westhuizen (Eds.), Democratising foreign policy? Lessons from South Africa. Lexington Books: Lanham, Maryland. 2004. pp. 39-61.

‘Environmental security in South Africa: a prognosis for regional security’, in Michael Darkoh & Apollo Rwomire (Eds.), Human impact on environment and sustainable development in Africa. Ashgate: Aldershot. 2003. pp. 75-97.

‘’Quiet diplomacy’ as a foreign policy instrument: South Africa’s response to the Zimbabwe issue’, in Sipho Buthelezi & Elizabeth le Roux (Eds.), South Africa since 1994: lessons and prospects. Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA): Pretoria. 2002. pp. 95-124.

Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Richard Meissner & Hannatjie Jacobs, ‘Future challenges of providing high quality water’, in Knowledge for sustainable development. An insight into the Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). Vol 2. UNESCO Publishing: Oxford. 2002. pp. 207-228.

‘Beyond the Limpopo: relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe’, in Murray Faure (Ed.), Willem Kleynhans Gedenkbundel. University of South Africa (Unisa) Press: Pretoria. 2001.

‘The international politics of dams: the case of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project’, in World Commission on Dams (WCD). Dams and development. A framework for decision-making. World Commission on Dams CD ROM. Earthscan Publications: London. 2001. pp. 410-425.

‘Political, civic and government event management’, in Dimitri Tassiopoulos (Ed.), Event management. A professional and developmental approach. First edition. Juta: Cape Town. 2000. pp. 460-482.

‘Power house or rubber stamp? Parliament and foreign affairs.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2000/01. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 2000. pp. 83-90.

‘Parliament and the foreign policy process, 1994-1999.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1999/2000. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1999. pp. 225-235.

‘Parliament and the foreign policy process.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1998/9. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1998. pp. 291-306.

‘Parliament and Foreign Affairs: Continuity or change?’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1997. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1997. pp. 189-213.

‘A guide to selected International Relations web sites.’ South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1997. South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA): Johannesburg. 1997. pp. 472-477.

Journal articles:

‘Defining the Blue Economy as a South African Strategic Priority: Toward a Sustainable 10th Province?’ Journal of Indian Ocean Rim, Forthcoming, 2015.

‘Nuclear terrorism in Africa: The ANC’s Operation Mac and the attack on the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in South Africa’. Historia. Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa, Forthcoming, 2015.

‘South Africa’s post-apartheid nuclear diplomacy: practice and principles’. Insight on Africa, 7, 2, 2015, pp. 108-119.

‘Atoms, apartheid and the Agency: South Africa’s relations with the IAEA, 1957-1995’. Cold War History, 15, 2014. DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2014.897697.

Jo-Ansie van Wyk & Anna-Mart van Wyk. ‘From the nuclear laager to the non-proliferation club: South Africa and the NPT’. South African Historical Journal, 67, 1, 2015. pp. 32-46. ISSN 0258-2473.

‘Apartheid South Africa’s nuclear weapons programme and its impact on Southern Africa’. Austral: Brazilian Journal of Strategy & International Relations, 3, 6, 2014. pp. 119-140.

‘Electoral authoritarianism and democratisation in Africa: The role of the African Union’. Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 33, 2, 2014. pp. 64-82.

‘Africa and the 2015 NPT Review Conference: Agent or bystander?’ African Security Review, 23, 4, 2014. pp. 381-394.

‘Playing in the orchestra of peace: South Africa’s relations with Iraq (1998-2003)’. South African Journal of International Affairs, 21, 2, 2014. pp. 193-211.

‘South Africa’s nuclear diplomacy since the termination of its nuclear weapons programme’. Scientiae Militaria. South African Journal of Military Studies, 42, 1, 2014. pp. 80-101.

‘South Africa’s SAFARI: From nuclear weapons to nuclear medicine’. Africa Insight, 43, 2, 2013. pp. 1-13.

Amanda Gouws, Joleen Steyn-Kotze & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Celebrating Forty Years: The State of Political Science in South Africa in 2014’. Politikon. South African Journal of Political Studies, 40, 3, 2013. pp. 1-31.

‘No nukes in Africa: South Africa, the denuclearisation of Africa and the Pelindaba Treaty.’ Historia. Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa, 57, 2, 2012. pp. 263-297.

‘Nuclear diplomacy as niche diplomacy: South Africa’s post-apartheid relations with the International Atomic Energy Agency.’ South African Journal of International Affairs, 19, 2, 2012. pp. 179-200.

‘South Africa and the global nuclear bazaar: norms and state identity in the nuclear export control regime.’ Strategic Review for Southern Africa, XXXIV, 1, 2012. pp. 45-69.

Lere Amusan & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘The complexities of bilateral relations: the Nigeria–South Africa relationship (2000–2006)’. Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 30, 1, 2011. pp. 37-54.

‘Climate change: The AU should do more.’ The african.org, Issue 9, 2010. p. 46.

‘South Africa’s space policy and interests: a new dawn or a black hole?’ Strategic Review for Southern Africa, XXXI, 2, 2009. pp. 46-73.

‘Space for peace? The use of space technology to monitor conflict trends and human security in Africa.’ Conflict Trends, Issue 4, 2008. pp. 12-17.

‘The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa: The politics of hosting a mega international event.’ World Journal of Managing Events, 2, 1, 2008. pp. 1-9. [Special issue on: The 2010 FIFA kick-off In South Africa: Red Cards, Fancy Footwork or Goals?]

‘South Africa’s space interests: universalism redefined?’ South African Institute of International Affairs’ (SAIIA) South African Foreign Policy Monitor, June – July 2007. pp. 3-4.

Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Linda Kinghorn, Hollie Hepburn, Clarence Payne & Chris Sham.The international politics of nuclear weapons: a constructivist analysis.’ Scientia Militaria. South African Journal of Military Studies, 35, 1, 2007. pp. 23-45.

Allah, Africa and America: the US War on Terrorism in Africa.’ Africa Insight, 35, 2, 2005. pp. 61-70.

‘From the Great Trek to Star Trek? South Africa’s evolving space policy and space interests.’ University of Pretoria’s Centre for International and Political Studies (CIPS) Electronic Briefing Paper, 51, 2005. 11pp.

‘South Africa’s post apartheid foreign policy. A constructivist analysis.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration (Special Issue on Reflections on Ten Years of Democratic Rule in South Africa), 23, 3, 2004. pp. 103-136.

Philip Nel & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Foreign policy making in South Africa: from public participation to democratic participation.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 22, 2, 2003. pp. 49-71.

Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Kevin Town, Faten Aggad & Gerrie Swart. ‘La crisi in Zimbabwe: la posizione del Sudafrica e di altri attori internazionali.’ Afriche e Orienti. Rivista di studi ai confini tra Africa, Mediterraneo e Medio Oriente, 5, 2, 2003. pp. 113-127.

‘The Zimbabwe crisis: reluctance, inadequacy or another Rubicon to cross?’ New Zealand International Review, XXVIII, 2, 2003. pp. 22-24.

‘The saga continues...The Zimbabwe issue in South Africa’s foreign policy.’ Alternatives. Turkish Journal of International Relations, 1, 4, 2002. pp. 176-231.

‘Water management conflict and the challenges of globalisation.’ African Journal on Conflict Resolution, 2, 2, 2002. pp. 53-75.

‘Water vir almal? ‘n Voorlopige evaluering van die waterbeleid in Suid-Afrika.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 20, 1, 2001. pp. 40- 62.

‘Quiet diplomacy as a foreign policy instrument: South Africa’s response to the Zimbabwe issue.’ Nigerian Journal of International Affairs, 27, 1 & 2, 2001. pp. 194-235.

‘Food for thought? The politics of food, resources and development in Africa.’ New Zealand International Review, XXVI, 2, 2001. pp. 14-18.

‘La sécurité de l’eau en Afrique australe’. Alternatives Sud, VIII, 4, 2001, pp. 111-118.

‘The international politics of dams with specific reference to Lesotho.’ Strategic Review for Southern Africa, XXII, 1, 2000. pp. 56-85.

‘An illusion of plenty? Resources and development in Africa.’ African Security Review, 9, 4, 2000. pp. 34-50.

‘A river runs through it: water security in Southern Africa.’ New Zealand International Review, XXV, 3, 2000. pp. 20-23.

‘Beyond the Limpopo: relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe.’ Politeia. South African Journal for Political Science and Public Administration, 18, 1, 1999. pp. 70-95.

‘The external relations of selected South African sub national governments. A preliminary assessment.’ South African Journal of International Affairs, 5, 2, 1998. pp. 21-59.

‘River dry, mountain high. Water security in Southern Africa.’ Conflict Trends, 1, 1998. pp. 11-15.

‘Towards water security in Southern Africa.’ African Security Review, 7, 2, 1998. pp. 59-68.

‘South Africa in Southern Africa: The case for benign hegemony.’ Global Dialogue, 2.3. October 1997. pp. 10-12.

‘Zimbabwe: Up against a stone wall.’ Parliamentary Whip, 8 August 1997. pp. 3 & 5.

‘Praetorians and political change in South Africa.’ War Studies Journal, 1, 2, 1996. pp. 71-85.

Hennie Kotzé & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘South African opinion-leaders' perspectives on HIV/AIDS.’ AIDS Analysis Africa (Southern Africa Edition), 6, 2, August/September 1995. pp. 7-8 & 10.

Hennie Kotzé & Jo-Ansie van Wyk. ‘Paradise or parking lots? The attitudes of the South African business elite toward selected environmental issues.’ Politikon. South African Journal of Political Studies, 21, 2, 1994. pp. 28-48.