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Derica Lambrechts

Senior Lecturer & Head of Department, Political Science, Stellenbosch University

Dr. Derica Lambrechts is a senior lecturer at the department of Political Science, Stellenbosch University. Since January 2018, she is also the Chair of the department.

She obtained her PhD in 2013 and her research focused on state society relationships, specifically analysing the relationship between the gangs on the Cape Flats and the City of Cape Town. She is a trained political risk analyst, and has published extensively in the field of political risk and political security risk analysis, with a focus on organised crime.

In 2018 she obtained National Research Foundation rating Y: young upcoming researcher. She continues to research the relationship between non-state (criminal groups) and state actors.

  • 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 confirmed.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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