BA Law (Stell) MPhil Political Management (Stell) DPhil (Stell)
Political Risk Analysis; Forms of Statehood and Government; Research
Domestic non-state actors and the interaction between such actors and
the state and the society; The relationship between domestic non-state actors
and local governance; Organised criminal groups as a domestic non-state actor;
Environmental Organised Crime; Theoretical frameworks of Political Risk;
Political Security-risk; Industry Specific Political Risk Models
Current research projects
Environmental Organised Crime; politics of the environment, local
non-state actors and security prevention
Research Activities: Publications (Accredited Journals):
Lambrechts, D. 2019. “Non-state actors and statehood in Africa: Criminal
Groups” in Routledge Encyclopedia of Africa Studies. Forthcoming 2019.
Lambrechts, D. 2017. “The State, State Capabilities and non-State
Actors: A Literature Survey” in Lambrechts, D. and Fourie, P. (eds.) Modern
State Development, Capacity, and Institutions. SunMedia: Stellenbosch. 5 – 28.
Lambrechts, D & LB Blomquist. 2016. "Political-security risk in
the oil and gas industry: the impact of terrorism on risk management and
mitigation", Journal of Risk Research. Edition to be
Lambrechts, D & K Goga. 2016. "Money and marginalisation: the
lost war against abalone poaching in South Africa", Politikon 43(2).
Lambrechts, D & M Hector. 2016. "Environmental organised crime:
the dirty business of hazardous waste disposal and limited state capacity in
Africa", Politikon 43(2).
Lambrechts, D. 2014. "Doing Research on Sensitive Topics in
Political Science: Studying Organised Criminal Groups in Cape Town, South
Africa". Politikon 41 (2).
Moen, S & Lambrechts, D. 2013. "Managing Political Risk:
Corporate Social Responsibility as a Risk Mitigation Tool – A Focus on the
Niger Delta, Southern Nigeria" in Africa Insight 43 (2).
Lambrechts, D. 2012. The Impact of Organised Crime on State Social
Control: Organised Criminal Groups and Local Governance on the Cape Flats, Cape
Town, South Africa in Journal of Southern Africa Studies, Vol 38/4.
Boshoff, M & Lambrechts, D. 2011. Investing in Troubled
Territories - The Oil and Gas Industry in the Ogaden region of Eastern
Ethiopia: An Increasing Political Risk to Foreign Investors in Africa
Pringle, C & Lambrechts, D. 2011. The Risk of Humanitarianism:
Towards an Inclusive Model in Strategic Review for Southern Africa.
Vol 33, Issue 2, November 2011.
Bischoff, E & Lambrechts, D. 2010. The Regional Impact of Political
Risk: The Conflict in the Niger Delta and the Political Risk of the Gulf of
Guinea in Strategic Review for Southern Africa, Vol 32, Issue 1,
Research Activities: Chapters in Books (Peer Reviewed)
Lambrechts, D, Weldon, C and Boshoff, M.J. 2011. "Political
Insecurity and the Extraction Industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo:
Moving towards an Industry Specific Political-security Risk Analysis
Model" in Swart, G. (ed.) A Vanquished Peace? Prospects for the
Successful Reconstruction of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
London: Adonis and Abbey.
Research Activities: Other Publications (Popular Media)
Lambrechts, D. 2014. 'Decrease in demand and in supply? The impact of
new Chinese regulations on wildlife crime in South Africa' in a commentary
paper. Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University.
Lambrechts, D. 2013. 'Chinese syndicates and poaching in South Africa:
the case of abalone' in a commentary paper. Centre for Chinese Studies,
Lambrechts, D. 2009. 'The Defiance Campaign and South Africa today' in
Awaaz Voices. Vol 6 (3). 29-32.