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Dorcas Ettang

Position Senior Lecturer  
Discipline Political Science
Phone 033 260 5283
Campus Pietermaritzburg 
Office Address 344A New Arts Building

Degrees held

  • PhD,  Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies (UKZN)
  • MA, Political Science, (University of Windsor)
  • BA (Honors) Political Studies, Bishop’s University 

Research Interests

  • African Politics
  • Peacebuilding
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Conflict Prevention
  • Non-violence
  • Human Security
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Teaching Areas

  • Conflict Transformation and Peace Studies 
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Politics 
  • Research Methodology 


  • Ettang, D. (2017). ‘Desperados, Druggies and Delinquents’: Devising a Community-based Security Regime to Combat Drug Related Crime. Africa Development, XLII (3), 157 – 176.
  • Ettang, D. and Opasina, K.O. (2017) Africa’s West Meets Its South: A Comparison of Democracy in Nigeria and South Africa – 1993 – 2016. Journal of African Elections, 16 (2), 95 – 128. 
  • Ettang, D.  and Okem, A. (2016) Perpetrators and Victims: Exploring Women’s Roles in Ethno-religious conflicts in Plateau State, Nigeria. Gender and Behaviour, 14 (2), 7354 – 7363.
  • Ogunnubi, S. and Ettang, D. (2016) Communicating South Africa’s Soft Power: Agents, Instruments and Recipients. Communicatio, 42 (3), 293-312.
  • Ettang, D. and Okem, A. (2016) “An Examination of the Roles of Cooperatives in Post-conflict Societies” in Okem, A. (ed.) Theoretical and Empirical Studies on Cooperatives: Lessons for Cooperatives in South Africa. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Ettang D. (2016) “Transformation Education”: Interrogating the Utility of Conflict Transformation Theory in Peace Education in Plateau State Nigeria. in Maphosa S. and Keasley, A. (ed.)  Peace Education in Fragile African Contexts – Thinking about Effectiveness: What’s going to make a Difference. Pretoria: Africa Institute of South Africa.
  • Ferrante, J. and Ettang, D. (2016) “Demography and Migration with Emphasis on Examining Impact and Responses by the Family, Community and Government in South Africa” in Ferrante, J. et al (eds.) Sociology: A South African Perspective. Hampshire: Cengage Learning EMEA.
  • Ettang, D. (2014) Female Presidents in Africa: New Norms in Leadership or Reflection of Current Practice. In Jallow, B. (ed.) Leadership in Postcolonial Africa: Trends Transformed by Independence. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ettang D. (2014) Africa and the global trade in illicit small arms and light weapons, in Murithi, T. ed. Handbook of Africa’s International Relations. Tim Murithi, Routledge: New York. 

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