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Mark Rieker
Position Lecturer
Discipline Policy and Development Studies
Phone 033 260 5619
Email riekerm@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Pietermaritzburg
Office Address Room 319, New Arts Building, Golf Road Campus,

Degrees held

  • BSOCSC; BSOCSC HONS (SOCIOLOGY); MSOCSC (SOCIOLOGY)

Research Interests

  • Social Theory
  • Pedagogy
  • Policy Networks
  • Implementation
  • Social Marketing

Teaching Interests

  • Policy Analysis
  • Governance
  • Sociology
  • Methodology
  • Statistics

Supervision

  • Dlamini, B. 2011. An Implementation Analysis of the Vukuzakhe Emerging Contractor Development Programme in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Dumakude, V. 2009. A Policy Analysis of the Implementation of the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS) in Six Secondary Schools in KwaZulu-Natal. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Gumbi, L. 2014. An Analysis of Public Participation in the Integrated Development Planning Processes of the Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Jacobs, D. 2008. Perceptions and Reported Experiences of Xenophobia amongst Students from other African Countries at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Honours Research Project, Sociology. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Koma, N. 2011. An Implementation Analysis of the Graduate Internship Programme of the South African Department of Public Service and Administration. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Letlisa, M. 2011. A Policy Agenda-Setting Analysis of Free Higher Education in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Makanda, J. 2013. The Secession of the Coast Province as a Conflict Resolution Strategy in Kenya. Honours Research Project, Political Science. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Mayombe, C. 2010. An Evaluation of the Implementation of Construction Learnerships in the Expanded Public Works Programme: A case study of eThekwini Vuk’uphile I, KwaZulu-Natal. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Mofokeng, R. 2014. Participatory Development: A case study of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project: Phase I. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Mwau, D. 2014. A Critical Analysis of the Implementation of the Slum Upgrading Policies in Kenya. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Nala, N. 2011. The Impact of the Extended Curriculum Programme and Students’ Experiences of the Programme at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Masters in Sociology. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Nduka, J. 2013. The Arab Spring: A Comparative Study of Tunisia and Egypt. Honours Research Project. Political Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Ngubane, B. 2012. An Implementation Analysis of the Zibambele Road Maintenance Programme in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Obaje, T. 2011. The Challenges and Benefits of Policy Networks: A case study of labour policy implementation at the Centre for Criminal Justice. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Okem, A. 2011. A Policy Analysis of e-Learning at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Ranganai, E. 2012. The Role of Civil Society Organisations in Policy Implementation: A case study of the Centre for Criminal Justice. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Ruzindana, J.2012. A Critical Analysis of the Policy Advocacy Role of Civil Society Organisations in Land Reform Issues: A case study of AFRA in the Land Redistribution Programme in KwaZulu-Natal. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Sabi, S. 2014. The Role of Civil Society in Policy Advocacy: A Case Study of the Treatment Action Campaign and Health Policy in South Africa. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Sehloho, M. 2014. The Role of Networks in Civil Society in Lesotho: A Case Study of World Vision Lesotho. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Shezi, N. 2014. The Implementation of Guidelines for Early Childhood Development (ECD) services: An evaluation of Early Childhood Development Centres in uMkhambathini Local Municipality. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Shozi, S. 2010. A Social-Cognitive Investigation of Drinking and Driving among Young Males in Pietermaritzburg. Masters in Sociology. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Shumba, B. 2013. Election Violence and the Participation of women in Zimbabwean Politics. Honours Research Project. Political Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Simbi, G. 2014. The Role of Faith-Based Organisations in Policy Development: A case study of the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA). Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Tahboula, R. 2011. Implementation in a Policy Networks Setting: A case study of the Association for Rural Advancement’s implementation of the Farm Dwellers’ project. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Wolde, E. 2014. A Critical Analysis of the Policy Implementation of Freedom of the Press in Ethiopia Under the Rule of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF). Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Zondi, B. 2014. Decentralized Spaces for Change: A case study of the Lunerburg War Room at eDumbe Local Municipality. Masters in Policy and Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Community Engagement

  • Mark Rieker has been involved in collaborative partnerships with the Centre for Criminal Justice; The Association for Rural Advancement and The Centre for Advanced Research Methods and Analysis.

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