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Africa and the North : Between Globalization and Marginalization - Ulf Engel

Africa and the North

Between Globalization and Marginalization

By: Ulf Engel (Editor), Gorm Rye Olsen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th February 2005
ISBN: 9780415333917
Number Of Pages: 175

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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.

Industry Reviews

'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 editor's prefacep. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Global politics and Africa - and Africa in international relations theoryp. 1
The evolution of Africa's international relationsp. 20
France and sub-Saharan Africa: A privileged relationshipp. 38
From Realpolitik to the Third Way: British African policy in the new world orderp. 55
United States: The process of decision-making on Africap. 74
Japan: The tenor and the terrain of foreign policy towards Africap. 92
Germany: Between value-based solidarity and bureaucratic interestsp. 108
The European Union: 'European interests', bureaucratic interests and international optionsp. 125
The United Nations: A peripheral organization on the periphery of the worldp. 142
Africa and the North: Policy communities and different types of state - theoretical challengesp. 162
Indexp. 172
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ISBN: 9780415333917
ISBN-10: 0415333911
Series: New International Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 24th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.6  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1