Lecturer in Political Science (Mil), Stellenbosch University

Craig Bailie resides on South Africa’s West Coast where he engages in efforts at transforming hearts and minds. He is based in the School for Security and Africa Studies in the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Military Science. He lectures International Relations, Civil-Military Relations and African Political Thought. His current research interests include democratisation, civil-military relations, political leadership, civic education and political theology. Craig holds an MA (International Studies) from Rhodes University and is a graduate of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center, Southern Africa.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Political Science (Mil), Stellenbosch University


  • 2017 
    UNISA Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, SLP Thought Leadership for Africa's Renewal
  • 2009 
    Rhodes University, MA International Studies
  • 2006 
    Rhodes University, BA Hons International Relations
  • 2005 
    Rhodes University, BA Politics, History, Psychology


  • 2018
    Conflict Trends, The African Military in a Democratic Age
  • 2018
    The Thinker, Leadership in Africa: The Heart of the Matter
  • 2017
    Politeia, The RARE Leadership Model, Jacob Zuma and Nkandla: Thoughts on the Virtues of Leadership
  • 2011
    Scientia Militaria, Contesting “Iraq”: A Social Constructivist Explanation

Professional Memberships

  • South African Association of Political Studies (SAAPS)
  • Christians in Political Science