Publications


Welcome to the downloadable list of publications of Dr TM Luescher
Formerly: Luescher-Mamashela; ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6675-0512
Various publications here are also available from my site at academia.edu and researchgate


Forthcoming/under review
Bosch, T., Luescher, T.M., and Makhubu, N. (forthcoming). “Twitter and student leadership in South Africa: The Case of #FeesMustFall”. In: David Taras and Richard Davis (Eds), Power Shift? Political Leadership and Social MediaLondon and New York: Routledge.

Cele, M.G.B., Luescher, T.M. and Fadiji, A.W. (forthcoming). Innovation Policy at the Intersection: Global Debates and Local Experiences. Cape Town: HSRC Press.

Luescher, T.M., Webbstock, D. and Bhengu, N. (Ed.) (forthcoming). Reflections of South African Student Leaders, 1994-2017. 

Luescher, T.M. (forthcoming). Student governance and activism. In: Ludeman R., (Ed.), Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Global Foundations, Issues and Best Practices, 3rd Edition. To be published jointly by IASAS and UNESCO.

Luescher, T.M. and Schreiber, B. (forthcoming). The student governance function. In: Ludeman R., (Ed.), Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Global Foundations, Issues and Best Practices, 3rd Edition. To be published jointly by IASAS and UNESCO.

Luescher, T.M. and Fadiji, A.W. (forthcoming). Student Affairs and Services in South Africa. In: Ludeman R., (Ed.), Student Affairs and Services in Higher Education: Global Foundations, Issues and Best Practices, 3rd Edition. To be published jointly by IASAS and UNESCO.

Luescher, T.M. (in press). Student governance. In: Amey, M.J. and David, M.E. (Eds), SAGE Encyclopedia of Higher Education, 5v. Thousand Oaks (USA): Sage Publications.

2019
Tumubweinee, N.P. and Luescher, T.M. (2019). Inserting Space into the Transformation of Higher Education. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 7(1): 1-13. DOI: 10.24085/jsaa.v7i1.3689. Available here

2018
Luescher, T.M. (2018). Quality Enhancement for Social Justice in Student Affairs and Services: A Case Study from South Africa. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, Vol. 6(2): 65–83. DOI: 10.24085/jsaa.v6i2.3310. Available here.

Luescher, T.M. and van Schalkwyk, F. (2018). African University Presses and the Institutional Logic of the Knowledge Commons. Learned Publishing, 31: 288–298. DOI: 10.1002/leap.1187. Download here and here.

Luescher, T.M. (2018). Altbach’s theory of student activism in the twentieth century: Ten propositions that matter. In: Jodi Burkett (Ed.) Students in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland. Cham: Palgrave MacMillan. Details here and available here.

Kerr, P. and Luescher, T.M. (2018). Students' experiences of university life beyond the curriculum. In: Paul Ashwin and Jennifer M. Case (Eds.), Higher Education Pathways: South African Undergraduate Education and the Public Good. Cape Town: African Minds, 216-231. Available here (full e-book) and here (chapter).

Luescher, T.M., Schreiber, B. and Moja, T. (2018).
Towards Student Well-being and Quality Services in Student Affairs in Africa. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 6(2), v–viii. DOI: 10.24085/jsaa.v6i2.3317. Available here.

Morwe, K.G., Garcia-Espagna,  E. and Luescher, T.M. (2018). Factors that contribute to student protests at a South African university. The Social Sciences, 13(4): 916-926.

Reddy, V., Wildschut, A., Luescher, T., Petersen, I. and Rust, J. (2018) Skills development legislation as a lever of change to reduce poverty, inequality and unemployment. (Commissioned by a High Level Parliamentary Panel (HLP) of the South African Parliament, March).

Wildschutt, A., Luescher, TM, Petersen, I. and Reddy, V. (2018)   Evaluating Skills Legislation: A lever to reduce poverty, inequality and unemployment. HSRC Review, 16(3): 32-34. Available here.

Zulu, N., Juan, A. and Luescher, T. (2018) Mapping the landscape of STEMI olympiads and competitions in South Africa. (Commissioned by the Department of Science and Technology, February).

Luescher, T.M. (2018). Tweeting#FeesMustFall: The case of #UCTShutdown. HSRC Review, 16(4): 9-11. Available here and here.

2017
Luescher, T.M., Loader, L. and Mugume, T. (2017). #FeesMustFall: An Internet-age Student Movement in South Africa and the Case of the University of the Free State. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, 44(2): 231-245. DOI: 10.1080/02589346.2016.1238644. Available here or ask me for it.

Luescher, T.M. (2017). From Student Enragement to Student Engagement: What is your theory of change? HSRC Review. 5(2): 13-15. Available here.

Luescher, T.M. (2017). Higher Education Expansion in Africa and Middle East. In: J.C. Shin and P. Teixeira (Eds) Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions. Doordrecht: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1; Print ISBN: 978-94-017-9553-1; Online ISBN: 978-94-017-9553-1. See Springer website or email me.

Luescher, T.M. and Klemenčič, M. (2017). Student power in 21st century Africa: The character and role of student organising. In Rachel Brooks (Ed.), Student Politics and Protest: International Perspectives. London: Routledge. For access email me here or get it here.

Mugume, T. and Luescher, T.M. (2017). Student Politics at Makerere University in the Lens of Schmitter and Streeck Framework: Student Leaders and Political Parties. Makerere Journal of Higher Education, 9(1): 133-160. DOI:10.4314/majohe.v9i1.1. Available at: http://ajol.info/majohe or download here.

Mugume, T. and Luescher, T.M. (2017). Student Representation and the Relationship between Student Leaders and Political Parties: A Case Study of Makerere University. South African Journal of Higher Education, 31(3): 154-171. DOI:10.208535/31-3-639. Available here.

Schreiber, B., Luescher, T.M. and Moja, T. (2017). Voices from Around the Globe. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. 5(1): v–vi. DOI: 10.24085/jsaa.v5i1.2476 Available here.

van Schalkwyk, F., and T.M. Luescher (2017). The African University Press. Cape Town: African Minds. Available here.

2016
Luescher, T.M. (2016). Book review: J.C. van der Merwe and D. van Reenen (2016). Transformation and Legitimation in Post-apartheid Universities: Reading Discourses from ‘Reitz’. Bloemfontein: Sun Press. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 4(2), 75-80. DOI: 10.14426/jsaa.v4i2.1536. Access here.

Schreiber, B., Moja, T. and Luescher, T.M. (2016). Student affairs in complex contexts. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 4(2), v-viii. DOI: 10.14426/jsaa.v4i2.1526. Access here.

Luescher, Thierry (2016). Towards an intellectual engagement with the #studentmovements in South Africa. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies, 43(1): 145-148DOI:10.1080/02589346.2016.1155138 Get it here or ask me for it.

Luescher, Thierry M. (2016). Frantz Fanon and the #MustFall movements in South Africa. International Higher Education, 85: 122-124. Available here. (Also available in Russian, Portuguese and Thai).

Luescher, T.M., Klemenčič, M, and Jowi, O.J. (Eds.) (2016). Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism. Cape Town and Maputo: African Minds. Complete e-book available herePrint copies can be ordered here

Lange, M.L. and Luescher, T.M. (2016). Governance. In Council on Higher Education (Ed.) South African Higher Education Reviewed: Two Decades of Democracy. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education. E-book open access available here.

Luescher, T.M. (2016). Student Representation in a Context of Democratisation and Massification in Africa: Analytical Approaches, Theoretical Perspectives, and #Rhodes Must Fall. In Luescher, T.M., Klemenčič, M, and Jowi, O.J. (Eds.), Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism. Cape Town and Maputo: African Minds. Complete e-book available here.

Cele, M.B.G., Luescher, T.M., and Barnes, T. (2016). Student Actions against Paradoxical Post-Apartheid Higher Education Policy in South Africa: The Case of the University of the Western Cape. In Luescher, T.M., Klemenčič, M, and Jowi, O.J. (Eds.), Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism. Cape Town and Maputo: African Minds. Complete e-book available 
here.

Klemenčič, M., Luescher, T.M. and Mugume, T. (2016). Student Organising in African Higher Education: Polity, Politics and Policies. 
In Luescher, T.M., Klemenčič, M, and Jowi, O.J. (Eds.), Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism. Cape Town and Maputo: African Minds. Complete e-book available here.

Luescher, T.M. (2016).  Academic rigour as praxis: What place for reflexive journaling? Revised and updated version of a paper presented at the Education Faculty Research Seminar, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, 22 March 2010. Available here.

Schreiber, B., Luescher, T.M. and Moja, T. (2016). The first-year experience, student transitions and institutional transformation. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. 4(1): vii-x. DOI: 10.14426/jsaa.v4i1.140 Available open access at: www.jsaa.ac.za

2015
Luescher, T.M., Klemenčič, M, and Jowi, O.J. (Eds.) (2015) Special Issue: Student Power in African higher education. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 3(1)Available at: www.jsaa.ac.za and from African Minds.

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M., Favish, J., and Ngcelwane, S. (2015). One bangle cannot jingle: community-university research partnerships in South Africa. In: Hall, B., Tandon, R., and Tremblay, C. (Eds), Strengthening Community University Research Partnerships: Global Perspectives. Victoria (Canada): University of Victoria, UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education. Access here.

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2015). The Impact of Student Engagement on Citizenship Competences (Research Report). Cape Town: CHET. Access here.

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2015). Theorising Student Activism in and beyond the 20th century: The Contribution of Philip G Altbach. Chapter in: Klemenčič, M., Bergan, S., and Primožič, R. (Eds.), Student engagement in Europe: Society, Higher Education and Student Governance. Council of Europe Higher Education Series No. 20. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing. Access chapter here.

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M., Ssembatya, V., Brooks, E., Lange, R.S., Mugume, T., and Richmond, S. (2015). Chapter 11: Student Engagement and Citizenship Competences in African Universities. In: Cloete N, Maassen P and Bailey T (2015). Knowledge Production and Contradictory Functions in African Higher Education (AHED Series Vol. 1). Cape Town and Maputo: African Minds. (open access: chapter 11 here; full e-book here)

Kgosithebe, L, and Luescher, T.M. (2015). Are African flagship universities preparing students for citizenship? Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 3(1), 49-64. DOI: 10.14426/jsaa.v3i1.92. Access here.

Mugume, T. and Luescher, T.M. (2015). The politics of student housing: Student activism and representation in the determination of the user-price of a public-private partnership residence on a public university campus in South Africa. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 3(1), 1–17. DOI: 10.14426/jsaa.v3i1.89. Access here.

Luescher, T.M., Klemenčič, M, and Jowi, O.J. (Eds.) (2015) Special Issue: Student Power in African higher education. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 3(1). Access here.

Klemenčič, M., Luescher, T.M., and Jowi, O.J. (2015). Student Power in Africa. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 3(1), vii-xiv. DOI: 10.14426/jsaa.v3i1.99. Access here.

Moja, T., Luescher, T.M., and Schreiber, B. (2015). Equity and Social Justice in Higher Education. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. 3(2): v-xii. Access here.

2014
Luescher-Mamashela, T.M., and Mugume, T. (2014). Student Representation and Multi-Party Politics in African Higher Education. Studies in Higher Education. 39(3): 500-515.(closed access, download here).

Moja, T., Schreiber, B. and Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2014). Contextualising Student Affairs in Africa: The Past, Present and Future. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. 2(1): 1–8. Available open access at: www.jsaa.ac.za

Schreiber, B., Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. and Moja, T. (2014). Tinto in South Africa: Student integration, persistence and success, and the role of Student Affairs. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. 2(2): 1–7. Available open access at: www.jsaa.ac.za

2013
Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2013)Higher Education Governance in South Africa. Chapter in: S. Bergan, E. Egron-Polak, J. Kohler, L. Purser and A. Spyropoulou (Eds) Leadership and Governance in Higher Education: Handbook for Decision-makers and Administrators. Berlin: Raabe Academic. (closed access, see handbook).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2013)Hardship and Hope: The Attitudes of South African Youth to Democracy. New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy. 50 (Second Quarter): 45-47. (access here).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2013). Student Representation in University Decision-Making: Good Reasons, a New Lens? Studies in Higher Education. 38(10): 1442-1456. (closed access, download here).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M., Moja, T., and Schreiber, B. (2013). Towards the Professionalization of Student Affairs in Africa? (Editorial Introduction.) Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. 1(1and2): vii-xiii. Available open access at: www.jsaa.ac.za

Turok, B., Chitiyo, F. and Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (Eds) (2013). New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy. “Special Issue: What’s the New Youth Agenda?” No. 50 (Second Quarter). (print only).


Cloete, N., Wangenge-Ouma, G., Luescher-Mamashela, T.M., and Muller, J. (eds.) (2013). Historical Development of Higher Education in Africa. Higher Education Masters in Africa Course Reader Vol. 1. Wynberg: CHET. (print only).

Cloete, N., Wangenge-Ouma, G., Luescher-Mamashela, T.M., and Muller, J. (eds.) (2013). Approaches to Higher Education and Development. Higher Education Masters in Africa Course Reader Vol. 2. Wynberg: CHET. (print only).

Cloete, N., Wangenge-Ouma, G., Luescher-Mamashela, T.M., and Muller, J. (eds.) (2013). Higher Education, Regional Development and the Knowledge Economy. Higher Education Masters in Africa Course Reader Vol. 3. Wynberg: CHET. (print only).

2012
Mattes, R. and Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2012). The Roles of Higher Education in the Democratisation of Politics in Africa: Reports of HERANA Studies. Journal of Higher Education in Africa. 10(1): 139-170. (open access here and here).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2012). Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi: A Sermon. We Are Not Rats: Scotland's Students' Left Review. Launch issue 1. (open access here and here).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. and Kgosithebe, L. (2012 n.d.). Are African flagship universities preparing students for citizenship? Political attitudes of students’ and student leaders’ at four East and Southern African universities in comparative perspective. [online]. (open access here).

2011
Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (with S. Kiiru, R. Mattes, A. Mwollo-ntallima, N. Ng’ethe and M. Romo) (2011). The University in Africa and Democratic Citizenship: Hothouse or Training Ground? Cape Town: African Minds. (open access here)


Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. 2011. Student Involvement in University Decision-Making: Good Reasons, New Lenses. Finalist, Emerging Scholar Manuscript Competition, International Journal of Leadership in Education (2011). (published in 2013 in Studies in Higher Education)

2010

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2010). From University Democratisation to Managerialism: The Changing Legitimation of University Governance and the Place of Students. Tertiary Education and Management. 16(4): 259 — 283. (closed access, download here).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2010). Academic Rigour as Praxis and the Question of Reflexivity: Towards an Empirical Study of Reflexive Academic Journaling. (Published online). (open access here.)

2009
Luescher, T.M. (2009). Racial Desegregation and the Institutionalisation of ‘Race’ in University Governance: The Case of UCT. Perspectives in Education. 27(4): 415-425. (open access here).


Luescher, T.M. (2009). Student Governance in Transition: University Democratisation and Managerialism. A Governance Approach to the Study of Student Politics and the Case of the University of Cape Town. Doctoral Dissertation. Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town. (openaccess here).

Earlier

Luescher, T.M. 2007. Higher Education and the Substantiation of Democracy in South Africa. Report on the Research Seminar of the CHE HEIAAF (Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom) Task Team. 16-17 April 2007, Kopanong, Johannesburg. (open access here).

Luescher, T.M. (2005). Student Governance in Africa: A Thematic Review of Literature on African Student Politics. Full research report for the Centre for Higher Education Transformation Improving Governance and Student Leadership Project. Cape Town: CHET. Available at http://ahero.uwc.ac.za and open access here. Shortened web version available for download here.


Luescher, T.M. (in collaboration with the Student Climate Survey Advisory Group) (2005). Transformation and Student Life at UCT: Overview of Surveys of Student Climate. Policy report prepared for the University of Cape Town, Directorate: Institutional Planning. (open access here).

Hall, M., Symes, A. and Luescher, T.M. (2004). The Culture of Governance in South African Public Higher Education. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 26(1): 92-107. (download here).


Council on Higher Education (Lange, L., Menon, K., Luescher, T.M., Dwyer, C. and Hoorn, N.) (2004_. The State of the Provision of the MBA in South Africa. CHE Higher Education Monitor. No. 2 (October). Pretoria: Council on Higher Education. (open access here).


Hall, M., Symes, A. and Luescher, T.M. (2004). The Governance of Merger in South African Higher Education. Research report for the Council on Higher Education. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education. (open access here).


Council on Higher Education (Lange, L. and Luescher, T.M. et al) (2004). Towards a Framework for the Monitoring and Evaluation of South African Higher Education: Discussion Document. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education. (open access here).

Lange, L and Luescher, T.M. (2003). A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for South African Higher Education: Conceptual, Methodological and Practical Concerns. South African Journal of Higher Education. 17(3): 82-89. (open access here).


Luescher, T.M. and Symes, A. (2003). The transformation of South African higher education: how much have we achieved? Pretoria: CHE. (open access here).

Luescher, T.M. (2003). Student governance and the challenge of merger. Paper presented at the Regional SASCO Conference, Medical University of South Africa, Ga-Rankuwa, 11–13 April 2003.

Luescher, T.M. (2003). Reflections on reconstructing and democratising the curriculum for student power. Paper presented at the Workshop of the University of Cape Town SRC and Faculty Councils, UCT Breakwater Campus, Cape Town, 24 May 2003.

Hall, M., Symes, A. and Luescher, T.M. (2002). Governance in South African Higher Education. Research report for the Council on Higher Education. Pretoria: Council on Higher Education. (download here)

Melikhaya [Pseud.]. (1999) (Reprints: 2000, 2002); (2nd edition: 2004) (Reprints: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009). Melikhaya’s Dictionary. Dictionary and related teaching material for first year non-mother tongue students of isiXhosa at the University of Cape Town and Rhodes University.


Expert Opinions / Popular Media Articles / Book Reviews

Luescher, T.M. and van Schalkwyk, F. (2017). Universities need imaginative ICT-enhanced presses. University World News: Africa Edition. Issue 475, 22 September 2017. (open access here and here).

Luescher, T.M. (2017). From student enragement to student engagement: What is your theory of change? HSRC Review, April - June 2017, 15(2): 13-15. (download here or here).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2013). Initiative to improve student experience goes global. University World News: Global Edition. 25 October 2012. [Online.] Available at: www.universityworldnews.com

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2013). The Contribution of Student Affairs: A Student Leader Perspective. Interview with Thamsanqha Ledwaba. Journal of Student Affairs in Africa. 1(1and2): 77-80. Available open access at: www.jsaa.ac.za

Chitiyo, F. and Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2013). Access, Success and Redress in Higher Education: An Interview with Thabo Molotja and Tebogo Thothela. New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy. 50 (Second Quarter): 33-35. (print only).

Luescher-Mamashela, T.M. (2012). AFRICA: Universities in Africa strengthen democracy. University World News: Special Africa Edition.  25 November 2011. [Online.] Available at: www.universityworldnews.com

Luescher, T.M. (2007). Academic Freedom and Students in the South African Context: Some Discussion Points. Expert paper submitted to the Council on Higher Education HEIAAF Task Team.

Luescher, T.M. (2007). African Politics in Comparative Perspective. (Book Review). New Agenda: South African Journal of Social and Economic Policy. 26 (Second Quarter). (print only).

Council on Higher Education (Luescher, T.M.) (2006). External Regulation of Higher Education in South Africa: Discussion Points for the Presidential Working Group on Higher Education. Policy report prepared for the Council on Higher Education.

Luescher, T.M. (2001). Who is the Future Citizen? Mail and Guardian. 3 May 2001.

Luescher, T.M. (1999). Post-Cold War Democratisation in Africa: A Literature Review. Final Bachelor Degree Paper (Pre-final Draft). University of Cape Town, Department of Political Studies. (open access here).

Luescher, T.M. (1999). The Assassination of Ashley Kriel: An Investigation into the Workings and Findings of the TRC. Final Bachelor Degree Paper. University of Cape Town, Department of Historical Studies. Available from the UCT Library (print only).

Some Articles about my Work/Featuring my Work/Interviews
UniversityWorldNews editor (2017). AFRICA: Research offers ways forward for university presses. University World News, Africa Edition. Issue 475 (24 September 2017). http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2017092408065766

Collison, C. 2016. #FeesMustFall ‘burns’ queer students. Mail and Guardian. 13 October 2016. http://mg.co.za/article/2016-10-13-00-feesmustfall-burns-queer-students

Kigotho, W. (2013). University of Nairobi ahead of peers in push for Democracy. Standard Digital News. 4 September 2013. [Online.] Available at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/

AFRICA: University: democratic hothouse or training ground? University World News (Issue: 0168).  24 April 2011. [Online.] Available at: www.universityworldnews.com

AFRICA: Universities are training active citizens. University World News (Issue: 0169). 1 May 2011. [Online.] Available at: www.universityworldnews.com

Developing students as democratic citizens. University World News (Africa Edition) (Issue: 077). 8 May 2011. [Online.] Available at: www.universityworldnews.com

MacGregor, K. (2005). Left and right anger at politics clampdown. Times Higher Education. 12 August 2005. [Online.] Available at: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.u