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Annette Hübschle

                          

Dr Annette Hübschle is a Senior Research Officer, with the Global Risk Governance programme (GRGP), University of Cape Town.  She is responsible for the  Environmental Futures project.  Annette holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Economics from the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy and a Master of Philosophy in Criminology from the University of Cape Town.

Before joining UCT, Annette was a doctoral researcher in the Illegal Markets research group at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Germany. In the past, Annette worked as a senior researcher for the former Cape Town office of the Institute for Security Studies, a pan-African applied policy institute. She led and conducted research into organized crime and terrorism in Africa. Annette has worked as a researcher, consultant, and practitioner on a variety of organized crime, environmental security, and broader African security issues. She also acts as a senior research advisor to the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.

Her current research focuses on the governance of safety and security with a specific focus on illegal wildlife economies and environmental futures, as well as the interface between licit and illicit economies and criminal networks. Annette and Clifford Shearing are working on a joint book project that explores why African rural communities might participate in illegal and legal wildlife economies and how alternative, community-oriented strategies can build community resilience against organized wildlife crimes. Conservation, the illegal wildlife trade and local communities will be published by Routledge in 2020.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

MONOGRAPHS:

Dewey, M., Dohmen, C. Engwicht, N. and Hübschle, A. 2019: Schattenwirtschaft: Die Macht der illegalen Märkte. Berlin: Wagenbach.

Hübschle, A. 2016. A Game of Horns: Transnational Flows of Rhino Horn.

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Hübschle, Annette, 2019: Fluid interfaces between flows of rhino horn. In: A. Amicelle, et al. (eds.), The Policing of flows: Challenging contemporary criminology. London: Routledge.

Hübschle, A. 2017. Contested illegality: Processing the trade prohibition of rhino horn. In Beckert, J. and Dewey, M. (eds) The Architecture of Illegal MarketsOxford University Press.

REPORTS:

Hübschle, Annette, 2019: Wildlife poisoning in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area White River: WWF Khetha & USAID.

Hübschle, Annette with Mafaro Kasipo. 2018. Gendered perspectives in law enforcement and fisheries crime: A Global South perspective. Vienna: LE Femmes, Pesca Dolus.

Hubschle, A., with Shearing, C. 2018. Ending wildlife trafficking: Local communities as change agents. Geneva: Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. 1-48.

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Gore, M.L., Hübschle, A., Botha et.al. 2020. A conservation criminology-based desk assessment of vulture poisoning in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation AreaGlobal Ecology and Conservation.

Hübschle A. 2017. On the Record: Interview with Major General Johan Jooste (Retired), South African National Parks, Head of Special Projects. South African Crime Quarterly 60: 61-68.

Hübschle, A. 2017. Organized environmental crimes: Trends, theory, impact and responsesSouth African Crime Quarterly (with Andrew Faull).

Hübschle, A. 2017. Fluid interfaces between flows of rhino hornGlobal Crime 1-20.

Hübschle, A. 2017.  Economy of Rhino Poaching: Of Economic Freedom Fighters, Professional Hunters and Marginalised Local People. Current Sociology. 65 (3): 427 - 447.

Hübschle, A. 2016. Wildlife Crime: Why Do Local Communities Poach? Analyzing Organized Crime Blog.

Hübschle, A. 2015.  Sociology and opportunities for organised crime researchEconomic Sociology: The European Newsletter, Vol. 16(3).

Hübschle, A. 2014. Of Bogus Hunters, Queenpins and Mules: The Varied Roles of Women in Transnational Organized Crime in Southern AfricaTrends in Organized Crime, 17:1–2.

Hubschle, A. 2012. Organized crime and law enforcement in Southern Africa: The challenges confronting researchSADC Law Journal, Vol. 2(2). (co-authored with Elrena van der Spuy)

Hubschle, A. 2011. From Theory to Practice: Exploring the Organised Crime-Terror in Nexus in Sub-Saharan AfricaPerspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 5(3-4):81-95. 

Hubschle, A. 2010. Organised Crime in Southern Africa: First Annual Review, ISS Special Report, 2010.