Clifford Shearing CV

Curriculum Vitae

2007- 2019



Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Toronto, 1977.
M.A. (Sociology), University of Toronto, 1968 (First Class).
B.Soc.Sci. (Hons) (Sociology), University of Natal, 1967 (Cum Laude).
B.Soc.Sci. (Psychology/Sociology), University of Natal, 1965.


Emeritus Professor and Senior Scholar at:
2014-               Law Faculty, University of Cape Town.

Professor at:
2014-               Griffith Institute of Criminology and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University.

Adjunct Professor at:
2014-               School of Criminology, University of Montreal.

Visiting Professional Fellow at:
2015 - 2022     University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law.


2018 -  Western Cape Provincial Safety Advisory Committee.

2018 -  Global Professoriate, Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM).

2015 - Research Chair, African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town.

2014 Elected to a Fellow of College of Fellow, University of Cape Town, 2014:  Fellowships are awarded in recognition of original, distinguished academic work.

2013 American Society of Criminology’s Thorsten Sellin and Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck Award.  This award recognizes scholars who bring new perspectives or approaches to the attention of members of the society.

2013 – 2018. South African National Research Foundation, A1 Rating.

2006-2010 Listed as the 14th most frequently cited criminological scholar 2006-2010 across five international journals in: Cohn, E. and Iratzoqui, A. (2016) Most-cited Scholars in Five International Criminology Journals 2006-2010. British Journal of Criminology, 56: 602-623.


Wood, J. D. 2014. Pioneers in policing: Clifford Shearing. Police Practice and Research15(6): 519-532. Online:

Dzur, A.  2016. Notes from the Field. Conversations on Restorative Justice: A Talk with Clifford Shearing.  Restorative Justice: An International Journal. 4(3): 410-423.




Benney, T., Froestad, J., Holley, C. & Shearing, C. In Process. Electricity, Energy Transitions and the Anthropocene: Comparing Shifts in the Energy-Development Nexus. Edgar Elgar.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. (eds.) 2017. Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, (eds). Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge.

Harrington, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care. Transcript. 

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2013. Security Governance, Policing, and Local Capacity. Advances in Police Theory and Practice Series. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Cartwright, J. & Shearing, C. 2012. Where’s The Chicken? Making South Africa Safe. Cape Town: Burnet Media.

Holley, C., Gunningham, N. & Shearing, C. 2012. The New Environmental Governance. London: Earthscan.

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. 2011. Eds. Innovative Possibilities: Global Policing Research and Practice. (Police Practice and Research) IPES Series. London: Routledge.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2011. Pensar la Seguridad. Barcelona: Gedisa. (Spanish translation of ‘Imagining Security’).

Ayling, J., Grabosky, P. & Shearing, C. 2009. Lengthening the Arm of the Law: Enhancing Police Resources in the 21st Century.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2007. Imagining Security. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.


Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017. [special issue]. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.  

Amicelle, A., Côté-Boucher, K., Dupont, B., Mulone, M., Shearing, C.  & Tanner, S. 2017. [special issue]. Criminology in the Face of Flows: Reflections on Contemporary Policing and Security. Global Crime.

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. 2009. Eds. Special Anniversary Issue [special issue]. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 10(5&6).

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. Eds. 2007. Re-shaping Policing: Ideas in Action [special issue]. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 8(2).


Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 2018. Challenges and the Ideas of Governing Plural Provision. In: Comparative Policing from a Legal Perspective. Edward Elgar Handbook.

Froestad, J., Nøkleberg, M., Shearing, C. & Trollip, H. 2018. South Africa’s Minerals-­‐ Energy-­‐Complex: Flows, Regulation, Governance and Policing. In: Omorogbe, Y. & Order, A. Eds. Ending Africa's Energy Deficit and the Law: Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Africa. Oxford University Press.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Thriving on a Pale Blue Dot: Criminology and the Anthropocene. In: Holley, C. & Shearing, C. (eds.) 2017. Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, (eds). Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Nodal Governance. In: Turner, B.S. Ed. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. John Wiley & Sons.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. A Nodal Perspective of Governance: Advances in Nodal Governance Thinking. In: Drahos, P. Ed. Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications. Canberra: ANU Press, 163-180.

Howell, S. & Shearing, C. 2017. Prisons, Tourism and Symbolism:  Reflecting (on) the Past, Present and Future of South Africa. In:  Wilson, J., Hodgkinson, S., Piché. J. & Walby, K. Eds. The Handbook of Prison Tourism. Palgrave Macmillan.

Ruteere, M., Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2017. Policing, Pluralisation and Human Rights. In: Weber, L., Fishwick, E. & Marmo, M. Eds. Routledge International Handbook: Criminology and Human Rights. Routledge.  396-404.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2016. Policing and New Environmental Governance. In: Bradford, B., Loader, I., Steinberg, J. & Jauregui, B. Eds. The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing. SAGE, 552-572.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2016. The Privatisation of Security: Implications for Democracy. In:  Abrahamsen, R. & Leander, A. Eds. Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies. Taylor & Francis/ Routledge, 140-148.

Froestad, J., Shearing, C. & Van der Merwe, M. 2015. Criminology: Re-Imagining Security and Risk. In: Bourbeau, P. Ed. Security: Dialogue across Disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 177-195.

Berg, J. with Shearing, C. 2015. New Authorities: Relating State and Non-state Security Auspices in South African Improvement Districts. In: Kyed, H. & Albrecht, P. Eds. Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. Oxon: Routledge, 91- 107.

Van der Spuy, E. & Shearing, C. 2014. Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer. In: Rotberg, R. Ed. Governance and Innovation in Africa: South Africa after Mandela. Waterloo, ON: CIGI, 237-258.

Berg, J., Nakueira, S. & Shearing, C. 2014. Global Non- State Auspices of Security Governance. In: Bersot, H. & Ariigo, B. Eds. The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies. New York: Routledge, 77-97.

Herbstein, T. & Froestad, J., Shearing, C. & Nel, D. 2013. Insurance, 'Climate Risk' and the Barriers to Change. In: Börzel, T.A. & Hamann, R. Eds. Business and Climate Change Governance: South Africa in Comparative Perspective. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 156-172.

Shearing, C. 2013. Foreword. In: Nalla, M.K. & Newman, G.R. Eds. Community Policing in Indigenous Communities. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, ix-xiii.

Shearing, C. 2012. Tapestries on Policing. Foreword. In: Palmer, D., Berlin, M. & Das, D. Eds. Global Environment of Policing. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, xiii -xv.

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 2012. The Shifting Boundaries of Policing: Globalization and its Possibilities. In: Newburn, T. & Peay, J. Eds. Policing: Politics, Culture and Control: Essays in Honour of Robert Reiner. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 265 -284.

Froestad, J., Shearing, C., Herbstein, T. & Grimwood, S. 2012. City of Cape Town Solar Water Heater Bylaw: Barriers to Implementation. In: Cartwright, A., Parnell, S., Oelofse, G. & Ward, S. Eds.  Climate Change at the City Scale: Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Cape Town. London: Earthscan, 244 - 262.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2011. Re-imagining Justice from the Bottom Up. In: Carnelley, M. & Hoctor, S. Eds. Law, Order and Liberty: Essays in Honour of Tony Matthews. Scottsville: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal Press, 237-250.

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. 2011. Criminology’s Disney World: The Ethnographer’s Ride of South African Criminal Justice. In: Bosworth, M. & Hoyle, C. Eds. What is Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 125-140.

Dinnen, S., Cartwright, J., Jenneker, M., Shearing, C., Wai, I., & Maia, P. 2010. Community-building and Security: Case Studies. In: Luker, V. & Dinnen, S. Eds. Civic Insecurity Law, Order and HIV in Papua New Guinea. Canberra: The Australian National University Press, 237-264.

Shearing, C. 2010. The Curious Case of the Patten Report. In: Doyle, J. Eds. Policing the Narrow Ground: Lessons from the Transformation of Policing in Northern Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 27-38.

Shearing, C. & Froestad, J. 2010. Nodal Governance and the Zwelethemba Model. In: Quirk, H., Seddon, T. & Smith, G. Eds. Regulation and Criminal Justice: Innovations in Policy and Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 103-133.

Cartwright, J. & Shearing, C. 2009. Introduction. In: Gould, C. Ed. Criminal (In)Justice in South Africa: A Civil Society Perspective. Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, 1-10.

Marks, M., Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2009. A Thin or a Thick Blue Line? Exploring Alternative Models for Community Policing and the Police Role in South Africa. In: Grabosky, P. Ed. Community Policing and Peacekeeping. New York: CRCPress/Taylor and Francis, 153-168.

Hein, W., Burris, S. & Shearing, C. 2009. Conceptual Models for Global Health Governance. In: Buse, K., Hein, W. & Drager, N. Eds. Making Sense of Global Health Governance: A Policy Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 72 - 98.

Shearing, C. & Stenning, P. 2009. Reform. In: Fleming, J. & Wakefield, A. Eds. The Sage Dictionary of Policing. London: Sage, 266-269.

Leman-Langlois, S. & Shearing, C. 2008. Transition, Forgiveness and Citizenship: The TRC and the Social Construction of Forgiveness. In: Du Bois, F. & Pedain, A. Eds. Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 206 - 228.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2008. Integrated Security: Assembling Knowledge’s and Capacities. In: Williamson, T. Ed. The Handbook of Knowledge Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 389-404.

Shearing, C. & Foster, D. 2007. Back to the Future in South African Security: From Intentions to Effective Mechanisms. In: Van der Spuy, E., Parmentier, S. & Dissel, E. Eds. Restorative Justice: Politics, Policies and Prospects. Cape Town: Juta Publishers. (Reprinted from Acta Juridica 2007), 156-170.

Froestad, J & Shearing, C. 2007. Beyond Restorative Justice - Zwelethemba, a future-focused model of local capacity conflict resolution. In: Mackay, R., Bošnjak, M., Deklerck, J., Pelikan, C., van Stokkom, B. & Wright, M. Eds. Images of Restorative Justice Theory. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft, 16-34.

Shearing, C. 2007. Policing Our Future. In: Henry, A. & Smith, D.J. Eds. Transformations of Policing. Aldershot: Ashgate, 249 - 272.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2007. Conflict Resolution in South Africa: a Case Study. In: Johnstone, G. & Van Ness, D. Eds. Handbook of Restorative Justice. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing, 534-556.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2007. The Zwelethemba Model - Practicing human rights through dispute resolution. In: Parmentier, S. & Weitekamp, E. Eds. Crime and Human Rights. Volume 9 in the Series ‘Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance’, part II: Human Rights and Justice. Oxford, Elsevier Press, 534 - 556.


Simpson, N., Simpson, K., Shearing, C. & Cirolia, L.R. 2019. Municipal Finance and Resilience Lessons for Urban Infrastructure Management: A Case Study from the Cape Town Drought. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (TJUE).

Mutongwizo, T., Holley, C., Shearing, C. & Simpson, N.P. 2019. Resilience Policing: An Emerging Response to Shifting Harm LandscapesPolicing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Simpson, N., Shearing, C. & Dupont, B. 2019. When Anthropocene Shocks Contest Conventional Mentalities: A case study from Cape Town. Climate and Development. DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1609402

Holley, C., Shearing, C., Harrington, C., Kennedy, A. & Mutongwizo, T. 2018. Environmental Security and the Anthropocene: Law, Criminology and International Relations. Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 14 (1): 185 – 203.

Berg, J.  & Shearing, C.  2018. Governing-through-Harm and Public Goods Policing. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 679: 72-85.

Holley, C., Shearing, C., Harrington, C., Kennedy, A. & Mutongwizo, T. 2018. Environmental Security and the Anthropocene: Law, Criminology and International Relations. Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 14 (1): 185 – 203.

Berg, J.  & Shearing, C.  2018. Governing-through-Harm and Public Goods Policing. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 679: 72-85.

Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017  From Passengers to Crew: Introductory Reflections. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.  Special IssueLessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security.

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C.  2017. Energy and the Anthropocene: Security Challenges and Solutions. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.  

Amicelle, A., Côté-Boucher, K., Dupont, B., Mulone, M., Shearing, C.  & Tanner, S. 2017. Criminology in the Face of Flows: Reflections on Contemporary Policing and Security. Global Crime.

Jensen, T.O., Shearing, C., Skauge, T. & Persson, A. 2016. Energy Civilization through Industrial Modernity and Beyond.  Euro-Asian Journal of Sustainable Energy Development Policy, 5(1): 21-44.

Shearing, C.  2016. Reflections on the Nature of Policing and its Development. Police Practice & Research, 17(1): 84-91.

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Herbstein, T., Roux, S., Nel, D. & Shearing, C. 2015. A Conceptual Framework to Enable the Changes Required for a One-planet Future. Environmental Values, 24(5): 663-688.

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Shearing, C., Pintér, L. & Kotze, I. 2015.  An investigation of the conditions under which farmers are likely to reshape their practices: Private land conservation in the Cape Winelands, South Africa, a Case study.  Land Use Policy, 48: 389-400.

Shearing, C. 2015. Criminology and the Anthropocene. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15(3): 255-269.

Stenning, P. & Shearing, C. 2015. Privatisation, Pluralisation and the Globalisation of Policing. Research Focus, 3(1): 1-8.

Petersen, S., Shearing, C & Nel, D. 2015. Sustainability Transitions: An Investigation of the Conditions under Which Corporations are Likely To Reshape Their Practices to Reverse Environmental Degradation. Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, 4(1): 85-105.

Froestad, J., Grimwood, S., Herbstein, T. & Shearing, C. 2015. Policy Design and Nodal Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Determinants of Environmental Policy Change in a South African City. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research & Practice, 17(2): 174-191.

Van der Spuy, E. & Shearing, C. 2014. Curbing the Killing Fields: Making South Africa Safer. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 652(1): 186-205.

Pasquini, L., Ziervogel, G., Cowling, R.M. and Shearing, C. 2014. What Enables Local Governments to Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation? Lessons Learned from Two Municipal Case Studies in the Western Cape, South Africa. Climate and Development [online]:

Pasquini, L. & Shearing, C. 2014. Municipalities, Politics, and Climate Change: An Example of the Process of Institutionalizing an Environmental Agenda within Local Government. Journal of Environment and Development, 23(2):271-296.

Van Steden, R., Wood, J., Shearing, C & Boutellier, H. 2013. The Many Faces of Nodal Policing: Team Play and Improvisation in Dutch Community Safety. Security Journal [online]:

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C. 2013. Meditative Reflections on Nils Christie’s ‘Words on Words’ through an African Lens. Restorative Justice Journal: An International Journal, 1(1): 31 - 46.

Nel, D., Shearing, C. & Reyers, B. 2011. Insurers could help address climate risks. Nature, 476(7358):33.

Berg, J. & Shearing, C. 2011.The Practice of Crime Prevention: Design Principles for More Effective Security Governance. SA Crime Quarterly, 36:23-30.

Shearing, C. & Marks, M. 2011. Being a New Police in the Liquid 21st Century. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 5(2): 1-9.

Shearing, C. 2011. Re-considering the Field of Policing: A Review of The Policing Web. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 53(3): 325-342.

Bradlow, B., Bolnick, J. & Shearing, C. 2011. Housing, Institutions, Money: The Failures and Promise of Human Settlements Policy and Practice in South Africa. Environment and Urbanisation, 23(1): 267-275.

Wood, J., Shearing, C. & Froestad, J. 2011. Restorative Justice and Nodal Governance. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 35(1):1-18.

Shearing, C. & Johnston, L. 2010. Nodal Wars and Network Fallacies: A Genealogical Analysis of Global Insecurities. Theoretical Criminology, 14(4): 1-20.

Shearing, C. 2010. Introduction to the Series. Police Practice & Research, 11(5): 451-453.

Feltes, T. & Shearing, C. 2009. E-Learning Crossing Borders: Policing (all around) the World. The Criminologist, 34(4):15-16.

Wood, J. & Shearing, C. 2009. De Nodale Politiefunctie (Being a Nodal Police). Justitiële verkenningen (Judicial Explorations). Nodal Governance en Veiligheidszorg, 35(1):11-28.

Johnston, L. & Shearing, C. 2009. From a 'Dialogue of the Deaf' to a 'Dialogue of Listening': Towards a new Methodology of Policing Research and Practice. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 10(5&6): 415-422.

Marks, M., Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2009. Who Should the Police Be? Finding a New Narrative for Community Policing in South Africa. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. 10(2): 145-155.

Shearing, C. 2008. Making South Africa Safe: Possibilities and Prospects. Acta Criminologica, CRIMSA Conference Special Edition, 1:1-11,9.

Burris, S., Kempa, M. & Shearing, C. 2008. Changes in Governance: A Cross-Disciplinary Review of Current Scholarship. Akron Law Review, 4(1): 1-66.

Ayling, J. & Shearing, C. 2008. Taking Care of Business: Public Police as Commercial Security Vendors. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 8(1): 27-50.

Shearing, C. & Foster, D. 2007. Back to the Future in South African Security: From Intentions to Effective Mechanisms. Acta Juridica, 16:156-170.

Shearing, C. & Wood, J. 2007. From the Guest Editors: Re-shaping policing: Ideas in Action. Police Practice and Research, 8(2): 99-106.

Gunningham, N., Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2007. Neighbourhood Environmental Improvement Plans: Community Empowerment, Voluntary Collaboration and Legislative Design. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 24(2): 125-151.

Hubschle, A., with Shearing, C. 2018. Ending Wildlife Trafficking: Local Communities as Change Agents. Geneva: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. 1-48 pp. Available online >>>

Council of Canadian Academies, 2014. Policing Canada in the 21st Century: New Policing for New Challenges. Ottawa (ON): The Expert Panel on the Future of Canadian Policing Models, Council of Canadian Academies.

Petersen, S. & Shearing, C. 2014.  A Practitioner’s Guide to Setting up Collaborative Initiatives to Deliver Conservation Change. Cape Town: WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature.

Santam Group, the WWF, the University of Cape Town, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. 2011. Insurance in a Changing Risk Landscape: Local lessons from the Southern Cape of South Africa.  A report by the research partnership in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.

Leman-Langlois, S. & Shearing, C. 2009. Human Rights Implications of New Developments in Policing. Background paper for International Council on Human Rights Policy: Modes and Patterns of Social Control: Implications for Human Rights Policy. Geneva: International Council on Human Rights Policy.


Tariro Kamuti. 2018 - 2019.Discourses of Predator Persecution under Livestock and Game Farming, and its Implications for Conservation in South Africa. University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing and  John Donaldson, SANBI.

Nick Simpson. 2017 -  2019. Resilience and the 3 New Worlds, University of Cape Town. Supervision: Benoit du Pont, University of Montreal; Clifford Shearing.

Annette Hubschle. 2017 -  2019. Environmental Futures Programme, University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing.

Tariro Mutongwizo. 2017 -  2019. Resilient Communities Programme. Griffith University. Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Philip Stenning.

Louise Du Toit. 2017 -  2018. Climate Change Mitigation and Insurance. University of Cape Town. Supervision: Cameron Holley, University of New South Wales, Sydney; Liam Phelan, University of Newcastle; Clifford Shearing.

Cameron Harrington 2014 – 15 Fulcrum Institutions Programme, GRG, University of Cape Town.  Cameron is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. Global Risk Governance programme, Research Fellow.

Samantha Petersen 2013 – 14. Fulcrum Institutions Programme, GRG, University of Cape Town.  Samantha is an Environmental Outcomes Adviser, World Wide Fund for Nature.


Charity Monareng. Real Rehabilitation: Implementing a responsive, medium term government-led rehabilitation strategy for habitual drug users in an impoverished setting in Cape Town, South Africa. University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing & Simon Howell.

Elkanah Babatunde.  The Impact of Multilateral Treaties on Transborder Policing and Policies. University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Danwood Chirwa & Clifford Shearing. 

Helena Chung. Ongoing. The Interrelationship between Crime and Immigration in South Africa: Understanding Conflict between Locals and Foreigners in Affected and Unaffected Areas by Xenophobic Violence in Cape Town. University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing. 



Saul Roux. Sustainable Transitions in Cities in the Global South: A Case Study of the City. University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Zarina Patel.

Melani van der Merwe. An In-Depth Exploration of the Networks of Private Sector Governance in the Changing Electricity Market in South Africa.  University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing (UCT) and Jan Froestad (Bergen).


Irvin Kinnes. 2017. Contested Governance: Police and Gang Interactions. University of Cape Town. Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Elrena van der Spuy.

Guy Lamb. 2017.  Jagged Blue Frontiers: The Police and the Policing of Boundaries in South Africa. University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Elrena van der Spuy and Clifford Shearing.


Annette Hubschle. 2016. A Game of Horns: Illegal Economic Exchange in Rhinoceros Horn. Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies/ University of Cologne.   Supervision: Clifford Shearing, University of Cape Town and Jens Beckert, University of Cologne.


Julie Berg. 2015. Polycentric Security Governance: Legitimacy, Accountability and the Public Interest. University of Cape Town.   Supervision: Clifford Shearing.

Moliehi Shale. 2015. Resilience and Risk in the Informal Economy: A Study in the Regulation of Flooding.  University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing (UCT) and Tanja Börzel (Freie Universitat). 

Suzall Timm. 2015.  Modalities of Regulation in the Informal Economy: A Study of in Waste Collectors in Cape Town. University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing. 

Tom Herbstein. 2015.  Insurance and the Anthropocene: Like a Frog in Hot Water. University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing


Amanda Alexander. 2014. The Idea of the Civilian in International Law. Australian National University.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing and Hilary Charlesworth, ANU.

Esther Thomas. 2014. Sustainable conflict management by multinational mining companies in areas of limited statehood. Freie University, Berlin.   Supervision: Tania Borzel, Freie University, Berlin and Clifford Shearing (UCT.

Laura Drivdal. 2014. The Politics of Informal Settlement Leadership: Ambiguities of Speaking Publicly and Mediating Conflicting Organizational Logics. University of Cape Town.   Supervision: Clifford Shearing, Jan Froestad, Bergen University, Norway.

Sophie Nakueira. 2014. New Architectures of Governance: Transnational Private Actors, Enrolment Strategies and the Security Governance of Sports Mega Events. University of Cape Town.  Supervision: Clifford Shearing.

Tariro Mutongwizo. 2014. Contours of non-state governance: Encountering states in South Africa and Zimbabwe. University of Cape Town.   Supervision: Clifford Shearing.