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Africa's International Relations : Balancing Domestic and Global Interests - (Paperback)
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Comprehensive and engaging, this timely introduction to Africa’s international relations explores how power, interests, and ideas influence interactions both among the continent’s states and between African states and other actors in the global arena. How has history shaped the international relations of African states and peoples? What role does identity play? How are foreign policies linked to domestic political dynamics, and especially to the pursuit of regime security? How are states grappling with the tensions between sovereignty and external pressures? These are among the questions answered as the authors address a wide range of ongoing and emerging challenges, all in historical and theoretical context. In addition, a case study at the end of each chapter illustrates key concepts and reflects an ongoing debate. The result is an ideal text for students, as well as an invaluable resource for researchers and policymakers.CONTENTS:
- Understanding Africa’s International Relations.
- THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
- From Kingdoms to States.
- Africa During the Cold War.
- THE PURSUIT OF FREEDOM AND DEVELOPMENT.
- Foreign Aid and Economic Conditionality.
- External Pressures for Political Reform and Human Rights.
- The Elusive Goal of African Unity.
- THE CHALLENGES OF SECURITY.
- The Regionalization of Conflict.
- Humanitarian Assistance and Peace Operations.
- The Politics of Migration.
- ENGAGING WITH EXTERNAL ACTORS.
- Africa and the United States.
- Africa and Europe.
- Africa and the Emerging Powers.
- International Relations and Domestic Politics Entwined.
Number of Pages: 380
Genre: Political Science
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
Author: Beth Elise Whitaker & John F. Clark
Street Date: September 30, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5128
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