Political Science
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Prof Pieter Fourie


BA Hons, MA (US), D Litt et Phil (UJ).

​​​Teaching specialisation

Political Economy, International Relations, Global Health, Public Policy.

​​Research interests

Global health governance; the political epidemiology of development and inequality; and the politics of HIV and AIDS

​​​Current research projects

Co-Investigator: 'Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: A comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies' project; Co-Investigator: 'Gender Justice in the Post-MDG Environment' project; The evolution of global health governance and the political economy of the global health industry; The evolution of AIDS/health feminism(s); and Future scenario studies on health issues in the global south.


1.      Books and Monographs
O'Manique, C & Fourie, P (eds) (2018) Global Health and Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Lambrechts, D & Fourie, P (eds) (2017) Modern State Development, Capacity and State Institutions. Stellenbosch: SUN Press.
Vale, P & Fourie, P (eds) (2014) Political Science in South Africa: The Last Forty Years. New York: Routledge.
Fourie, P & Meyer, M (2010) The Politics of AIDS Denialism: South Africa's failure to respond. Farnham: Ashgate.
Maclean, S, Brown, S & Fourie, P (eds) (2009) Health for Some: The political economy of global health governance. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Fourie, P (2006) The Political Management of HIV and AIDS in South Africa: One burden too many? Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Fourie, P & De Villiers, R (eds) (1998) South Africa and the Non-Aligned Movement in an Era of Regionalization and Globalization. Johannesburg: Foundation for Global Dialogue.

 2.      Chapters in books
O'Manique, C & Fourie, P (2018) Global health, gender, and the security question, in C. O'Manique, C & P. Fourie (eds) Global Health and Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
O'Manique, C & Fourie, P (2018) Development as violence. Corporeal needs, embodied life, and the Sustainable Development Goals, in C. O'Manique, C & P. Fourie (eds) Global Health and Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Fourie P & Swart, C (2017) South Africa's HIV and AIDS response: two scenarios towards 2019, in D. Lambrechts and P. Fourie (eds) Modern State Development, Capacity and State Institutions. Stellenbosch: SUN Press.
Fourie, P (2015) AIDS as a security threat: the emergence and the decline of an idea. S. Rushton and J. Youde (eds) Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security. New York: Routledge.
Fourie, P (2014) AIDS and security in the 21st century. A. Cooper, J. Kirton, F. Lisk and H. Besada (eds) Moving Health Sovereignty in Africa. Farnham: Ashgate.
Fourie, P (2014) The subject as object: 40 years of scholarship. P. Vale and P. Fourie (eds) Political Science in South Africa: The Last Forty Years. New York: Routledge.
Fourie, P and M-L. Follér (2013) AIDS hyper-epidemics and social resilience: theorising the political. K. Buse and D. Altman (eds) Thinking Politically About HIV. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
O'Manique, C & Fourie, P (2010) 'The securitization of health in the 21st century' in Dunn Cavelty, M & Mauer, V (eds) Handbook of Security Studies. Oxford: Routledge.
Fourie, P (2009) 'The relationship between the AIDS pandemic and state fragility' in Fourie, P, Maclean, S & Brown, S (eds) (2009) Health for Some: The political economy of global health governance. Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Fourie, P (2008) 'The United Nations and the securitization of AIDS'. In Adebayo, A & Muvumba, A (eds) From Moralizing to Preventive Action: HIV/AIDS and Human Security in South Africa. Cape Town: UKZN Press.
Fourie, P (2006) 'The political management of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa'. In Boutwell, J (ed) New Security Threats. Washington, DC: Pugwash.
Fourie, P (2006) 'Methodology'. In Doyle, P & Daniels, D (eds) Live the Future: HIV and AIDS scenarios for South Africa, 2005-2025. Cape Town: Metropolitan Holdings Ltd.
Contributions to Barnett, T & Prins, G (2006) HIV/AIDS and Security: Fact, fiction and evidence, Geneva: UNAIDS.
Contributions to UNAIDS (2005) AIDS in Africa: Three scenarios to 2025. Geneva: UNAIDS.
Fourie, P (2005) 'Gendering disease: HIV/AIDS and the struggle against orthodoxy and silence'. In Kyomuhendo, G. (ed.) Women's Health: African and Global Perspectives. Makerere University: Kampala.
Fourie, P (1999) 'Australia and South Africa'. In Mills, G & Sidiropoulos, E (eds). South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1999/2000. Johannesburg: SAIIA.
Fourie, P & Leysens, AJ (1997) 'Relations with Latin America'. In Carlsnaes, W & Muller, M (eds). Change & South African External Relations. Johannesburg: International Thomson Publishing.
Fourie, P & Nel, PR (1996) 'International Politics'. In Du Toit, P & Nel, PR (eds). Political Science for South African Students: an introduction. Pretoria: HSRC Publishers.

 3.      Peer reviewed journal articles
Lotter, J & Fourie, P (2019) 'Queer-on-Queer Violence: Homopopulism & African LGBTQ Mobility'. Politikon [forthcoming].
Janse van Rensburg, A, Khan, R, Fourie, P. & Bracke, P (2019) 'Politics of mental healthcare in post-Apartheid South Africa'. Politikon, 46(2), pp. 192-205, DOI: 10.1080/02589346.2019.1611300.
Janse van Rensburg, A, Khan, R, Wouters, E, Van Rensburg, D, Fourie, P & Bracke, P (2018) 'At the coalface of collaborative mental health care: A qualitative study of governance and power in district-level service provision in South Africa'. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 33(4), pp. 1121-1135, October/December, https://doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2593.
Janse van Rensburg, A, Petersen, I, Wouters, E, Engelbrecht, M, Kigozi, G, Fourie, P, Van Rensburg, D & Bracke, P (2018) 'State and non-state mental health service collaboration in a South African district: a mixed methods study'. Health Policy and Planning, 33(4), pp. 516-27.
Janse van Rensburg, A, Wouters, E, Fourie, P, Van Rensburg, D & Bracke, P (2018) 'Collaborative mental health care in the bureaucratic field of post-apartheid South Africa'. Health Sociology Review, 27(3), pp. 279-93, DOI: 10.1080/14461242.2018.1479651.
Fourie, P & O'Manique, C (2017) '“It sells, but it does not fly": an early assessment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'. Development, 59(3-4), pp. 274-79, DOI 10.1057/s41301-017-0100-2.
O'Manique, C & Fourie, P (2017) 'Affirming our world: gender justice, social reproduction, and the Sustainable Development Goals'. Development, 59(1-2), pp. 121-26, DOI 10.1057/s41301-017-0066-0.
Janse van Rensburg, A, Rau, A, Fourie, P & Bracke, P (2016) 'Power and integrated health care: shifting from governance to governmentality'. International Journal of Integrated Care 16(3) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ijic.2480.
Janse van Rensburg, A & Fourie, P (2016) 'Health policy and integrated mental health care in the SADC region: strategic clarification using the Rainbow Model'. International Journal of Mental Health Systems 10:49 DOI 10.1186/s13033-016-0081-7.
Gouws, A & Fourie, P (2016) 'Introduction to the special issue: citizenship (local and global) – 20 years after the Constitution'. Politikon 43(1): 1-6.
Co-guest editor (with Amanda Gouws): Politikon (2016), Vol. 43 No. 1: Special Issue on 'Citizenship (Local & Global) – 20 Years after the Constitution.
O'Manique, C & Fourie, P (2016) 'Gender justice and the Millennium Development Goals: Canada and South Africa considered', Politikon 43(1): 97-116.
Swart, C & Fourie, P (2015) 'The epistemology of AIDS in South Africa: lessons from three scenario projects', African Journal of AIDS Research 14(2): 179-87.
Swart, C & Fourie, P (2015) 'South Africa's AIDS governance: Two scenarios towards 2019', Development 57(3-4): 618-24.
Penfold, E & Fourie, P (2015) 'Regional health governance: A suggested agenda for Southern African health diplomacy', Global Social Policy 15(3): 278-95.
Fourie, P & Swart, C (2014) 'South Africa's future AIDS governance: a focused elite survey', Development 56(4).
Fourie, P (2013) 'Turning dread into capital: South Africa's AIDS diplomacy', Globalization and Health 9(8).
Fourie, P (2013) 'The subject as object: 40 years of scholarship', Politikon 40(3): 383-91.
Fourie, P & Follér, M (2012) 'AIDS Hyper-Epidemics and Social Resilience: Theorizing the Political', Contemporary Politics 18(2), June.
Fourie, P, Perche, D & Schoeman, R (2010) Donor Aid for AIDS in South Africa: Many actors, multiple agendas. Strategic Review for Southern Africa 32(2), November.
Fourie, P (2007) The Relationship between the AIDS Pandemic and State Fragility. Global Change, Peace & Security (Australia) 19(3).
Fourie, P (2007) The Future of AIDS in Africa: Lessons from two scenario projects. African Journal of AIDS Research 6(2).
Fourie, P (2006) Liberal Feminism and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: Hindrance or help in implementation & accelerated delivery? Journal for Public Administration, vol 41, September.
Fourie, P (2006) The Politics of Science and Imperialism. Kleio 38(1).
Fourie, P (2006) HIV/AIDS Scenarios for Africa: Helping the powerful make the future. South African Journal of International Affairs 13(1), Summer/Autumn.
Fourie, P (2005) Government's Management of the South African AIDS Epidemics: Lessons for Public Administrators. Journal for Public Administration 40(3.2), November.
Fourie, P (2004) Multi-stakeholders with Multiple Perspectives: HIV/AIDS in Africa. Development (Journal of the Society for International Development, Rome) 47(4), December.
Fourie, P (2003) HIV/AIDS and gender: liberalism's response is inadequate. Communicare 22(2), December.
Fourie, P & Schönteich, M (2002) Die, the Beloved Countries: human security and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Politeia 21(2).
Fourie, P & Vickers, B (2002) Pharmaceuticals, Patents, Polemics and Pretoria. South African Journal of International Affairs 9(2).
Fourie, P & Schönteich, M (2001) Africa's new security threat. African Security Review 10(4).
Fourie, P (2000) The international politics of technology transfer. Politeia 19(2).

4.      Other academic publications
Fourie, P & Penfold, E (2014) 'Ebola and cultures of engagement: Chinese versus Western health diplomacy', Global Memo Series, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, 3 October, http://www.cfr.org/councilofcouncils/global_memos/p33560
Fourie, P (2010) Book review: Charles Villa-Vicencio, Walk With Us and Listen: Political Reconciliation in Africa, Washington, D.C., Georgetown University Press, 2009, in Global Change, Peace & Security 22(3), October.
Fourie, P (2009) Book review: Aleksandar Pavkovic (with Peter Radan) Creating New States: Theory and practice of secession, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2007, in Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies 36(3), December.
Fourie, P (2007) Book review: Alex de Waal, AIDS and Power: why there is no political crisis—yet, Zed Books, 2006, in Politeia 34(1), April.
Fourie, P (2006) Three AIDS scenarios in Africa, and the politics of hope. Global Dialogue 11(1), May.
Fourie, P (2006) Book review: Amy S. Patterson (ed), The African State and the AIDS Crisis, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2005, in Global Change, Peace & Security 18(3), October.
Fourie, P (2003) HIV/AIDS, gender and the challenge to orthodoxy, myth and silence. AIDS Analysis Africa 13(6), April/May.
Fourie, P (1999) The African Renaissance and technology transfer. Incite 2(1), October.
Fourie, P (1998) Technology – the key to African revival. Global Dialogue 3(3), December.
Fourie, P & Douglas, C (1997) The basic conditions of (un)employment bill. SAIRR Fast Facts 12/97, December.
Fourie, P & Douglas, C (1997) 'Key' training proposal remains allusive. SAIRR Fast Facts 11/97, November.

 5.      Press and popular publications
Lotter, J & Fourie, P (2018) How to navigate a shared opposition to heteropatriarchy. Daily Maverick, 4 September.
Fourie, P (2015) Arvo Pärt, for a man apart. Mail & Guardian, 11 September.
Fourie, P (2013) South Africa could turn dread into capital. Mail & Guardian, 23 August.
Fourie, P (2012) Vigs-diplomasie kan SA se beeld poets. Rapport, 29 July.
Fourie, P & Ewing, D (2011) Circumcision can be the kindest cut. Mail & Guardian, 8 April.
Fourie, P (2008) In this way AIDS can lead to collapse of entire society. Beeld, 8 March [Afrikaans].
Fourie, P (2007) AIDS: Beyond the 'inevitable' collapse. Mail & Guardian, 30 November.
Fourie, P (2006) After 25 years of AIDS holy cows in South Africa have to go. Beeld, 30 November (Afrikaans; printed in Die Burger, 30 November, under the title 'Die geskenke van die vigspandemie' (The gifts of the AIDS pandemic).
Fourie, P (2006) For a secular response to AIDS. Mail & Guardian, 27 October.
Fourie, P (2003) AIDS affords South Africans an opportunity to transform society – if we are mature enough to do it. The Sunday Independent, 18 May.
Fourie, P (2003) AIDS in Africa, the lost continent. Mail & Guardian, 4 March.
Fourie, P (1997) Feminists, women and men, must seek one voice against discrimination. Die Burger, 23 September. (Afrikaans; versions of this article also appeared in Die Beeld, 24 September and Die Volksblad, 10 October.)
Fourie, P (1997) Ruling on Internet Protocol of critical importance. netAssets (Times Media Ltd online magazine), 1 October. (A version of this article also appeared in Woza, 2 October)
Fourie, P (1997) State chains threaten to strangle Internet industry. The Sunday Business Times, 12 October.
Fourie, P (1997). War for control of the Internet far from over. The Sowetan, 20 October. (Versions of this article also appeared in Woza, Mail & Guardian and netAssets, 20 October; intekomAlive, 21 October; and The Natal Witness, 23 October)

Fourie, P (1997) Telkom monopoly remains challenged. Die SakeBurger, 6 November (Afrikaans).

 Fourie, P (1997) Inkatha's quest for economic articulation. netAssets (as above), 28 November. (A version of this article also appeared in Woza, 1 December)

 6.         Fiction

 Fourie, P. P. (2019) The prize. Litnet, 27 February.

 Fourie, P. P. (2018) Heartattack and vine. Klyntji, 21 September.

 Fourie, P. P. (2018) Lonely as marriage. New Contrast, 46(181).

 Fourie, P. P. (2002) Inside me. Scrutiny2: Issues in English Studies in Southern Africa, 7(2).

 Fourie, P. P. (1999) Pa praat Engels. Tydskrif vir Letterkunde, 37(3/4).