Collaborative leadership among security actors to achieve sustainable national security and prosperity in Malawi : a practical framework

Ngwenya, Reuben Paulos (2015) Collaborative leadership among security actors to achieve sustainable national security and prosperity in Malawi : a practical framework. PhD thesis, University of Bolton.

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Abstract

Collaborative leadership (CL) is a managerial concept that entails full inter-agency coordination in order to achieve enhanced security goals. The problem in Malawi, however, is limited collaboration among security actors (SAs), which has resulted in breakdown of some security issues such as border disputes, illegal migration, internal crime, violent demonstrations, corruption and political intolerance. Using a combination of both in-depth comparative security case studies and surveys of fifteen security organisations and 100 individual respondents, this study examined the effectiveness of CL among SAs for achieving sustainable NS and prosperity (SNS) in Malawi. The empirical findings show that while SAs are working together and making Malawi one of the most peaceful countries in Africa, adoption of CL approach for SNS management is still limited. In turn, these issues have affected economic development of Malawi. Based on the research findings, the study recommends a practical policy framework (PPF) called “NACUSSEPA” which is an inter-agency collaborative model for CL, SNS, and hence prosperity in Malawi. The recommended PPF is rooted in the strategic focus on SNS priorities, promotion of national cultural practices and mind-set change, sharing power, information and training security officers together for effective decision making and establishment of collaborative structures with legal mandate. Others include evaluation measures and parliamentary approval of the practical NS policy framework.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Electronic version o0f the dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy awarded by University of Bolton in conjunction with Malawi Institute of Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative leadership, sustainable national security, security actors, inter-agency coordination, practical policy framework, Malawi
Divisions: Institute of Management > Bolton Business School
University of Bolton Theses > Off-campus Division
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 08:02
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1039

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