This volume discusses Africa's place in the international system, examining the way in which the Westphalian system, in light of the impact of globalization and transnational networks, continues to play a major role in the structuring of Africa's international relations. br br The book provides a solid empirical analysis of key global players in Africa - France, the UK, the US, Japan, Germany, the EU and the UN - and of their policies towards the region. In the context of the 'war against terrorism', African political stability becomes a consideration of increasing importance. By analyzing the relevance of the states in the North, this book challenges conventional wisdom in recent international relations thinking. It applies the concept of an 'international policy community' to bridge the gap between the 'domestic' and the 'international', explaining why Africa retains a role in global politics out of any proportion to its economic weight. br br i Africa and the North /i will interest students and scholars of international relations and African Politics.
'Africa and the North offers a concise, empirically rich and clearly written overview of some of the key apects of Northern involvement with the continent. The editors have done very well to hold each cahpter author to a single remit, giving the book a coherence that some edited volumes fail to achieve. It would be very useful for any student of Africa's international politics.'
Graham Harrison, Sheffield University, UK
Series: New International Relations
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 24th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1