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dc.contributor.author Kamati, Maria Ndeyapo
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-04T10:17:24Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-04T10:17:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2650
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Security and Strategic Studies en_US
dc.description.abstract The research focused on the analysis on the implications of alcohol abuse on human security in Namibian Defence Force (NDF) using a case study of 124 Battalion, Karas Region. The NDF is faced with a problem of alcohol abuse that affects its personnel. The main research question of this study was: what are the human security implications of alcohol abuse in the NDF? The study harnessed insights from the human security approach and social cognitive theory to ground the research. The researcher used the qualitative method as the methodological approach of the study, in which case, interviews and focus group discussions were conducted with forty-four (44) participants. Data was analysed through the thematic approach method. Research findings show that in military, alcohol use is regarded as social norm and as a coping mechanism. The findings of the study show that soldiers who abuse alcohol pose risks to human security in Namibia. The study established that alcohol abuse by soldiers is subversive to national security as soldiers are supposed to be alert at all times, but alcohol makes them inattentive and obtuse. Based on the findings, it is recommended that the management and policy makers of the NDF should carefully plan incentive programmes on the awareness of alcohol abuse and on the impact that alcohol abuse has on soldiers. It was also established that there is a need to provide sufficient social and psychological counselling within the NDF. The study also recommends that recreational facilities be built at the military bases. The research also recommends that the ethical standards be upheld at all times, deterrence rules and regulations be formulated and enforced consistently without discrimination. The study also recommends that NDF should be providing and encouraging alternative activities as well as regulating the availability and conditions of use. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Alcohol abuse en_US
dc.subject Battalion en_US
dc.title An analysis of the human security implications of alcohol abuse in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF): A case study of 124 Battalion, Karas region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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