Source: (2002) Transformation JOurnal. 49:25-54.

To reiterate, our focus is on particular developments in the governance of security that respond to general trends in governance. What makes these developments relevant for our purposes is that they self-consciously critique, and then respond to, critical trends in governance. The paper's contribution to the focus of this Focus Issue of Transformation - transformations in the spheres of crime and policing, particularly in South Africa - is that it uses developments in Northern Ireland and South Africa to identify and explore responses to global trends - one top-down, the other bottom-up. The principles that underlie these responses (as well as the specific ways in which they are realised in the cases we will explore), we suggest, are worthy of consideration in South Africa's ongoing transformation. (excerpt)