Areas of Research Expertise:
- Natural resource governance in Africa, particularly forestry and fisheries
- The role of multi-stakeholder processes in bringing about social change
- The dynamics of multilateral negotiations, particularly coalition formation
Mari-Lise du Preez is a researcher with SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme (GARP) and has a Masters degree in International Studies from Stellenbosch University. Before joining SAIIA she lectured in International Politics at the University of South Africa. Her current research interests focus on the complex interplay between natural systems and social systems. She has some views on governance theory and practice as it relates to the developing world - and to Africa in particular. She is also exploring the potential role for facilitated multi-stakeholder processes in bringing about social change. She has recently published work on the governance of forests in the DRC and fisheries in Angola.
English, Afrikaans, French (basic)
Du Preez M, Fishing for Sustainable Livelihoods in Angola: The Cooperative Approach, Occasional Paper, 45. Johannesburg: South African Institute for International Affairs, 2009.
Du Preez M & K Sturman, Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Forest Governance in the DRC, Research Report, 4. Johannesburg: South African Institute for International Affairs, 2009
Du Preez M. 2009. ‘Seeing the Wood for the Trees in the DRC’ in Wheeler T (ed), South African Yearbook of International Affairs 2008/9. Johannesburg: South African Institute for International Affairs, 2009.
Du Preez M, 'Rites of passage and rebel brothers: South Africa's sporting journey from pariah to point-man', World Journal of Managing Events (special edition focusing on the 2010 Football World Cup), 2008.
Du Preez M, 'IBSA, the G20+ and (mis)calculations of trust: structural conditions for successful coalition formation in international trade negotiations', Unisa Latin American Report. Pretoria: UNISA, 2007.
Email address: mari-lise.dupreez[@]saiia.org.za