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African Foreign Policies - Stephen Wright

African Foreign Policies

By: Stephen Wright (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th October 1998
ISBN: 9780813324074
Number Of Pages: 276

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Providing a timely analysis of the foreign policies of African states, this volume of original essays enables the reader to assess the position of African states within an evolving post-Cold War environment and to judge the extent of African marginalization from the global economy. As national foreign policies are increasingly influenced by factors such as regional organizations, democratization, external agencies like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and the apparent weakening of state structures, there is need for fresh analysis of African foreign policies.The thirteen essays in this book, written by African, European, and North American scholars, provide comprehensive assessments of these issues in both analytical and prescriptive fashion. Three essays are thematic, considering broad areas of policy and change at the regional and continental levels; the other ten essays provide country-by-country case studies, drawing from a broad cross-section of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Each essay analyzes factors such as decisionmaking, intraregional policies, and foreign policies toward non-African agents, including international financial institutions, and considers distinctions between formal and actual policies.As a whole, the volume seeks to explain how African countries' foreign policies are adapting to new internal and international challenges in the fluid environment of the late twentieth century.

Acronymsp. vii
The Changing Context of African Foreign Policiesp. 1
Notesp. 19
Angola: the Foreign Policy of a Decaying Statep. 23
Notesp. 39
Select Bibliographyp. 41
The Flea on Nigeria's Back: the Foreign Policy of Beninp. 43
Notesp. 61
Exceptionality in External Affairs: Botswana in the African and Global Arenasp. 66
Notesp. 80
Select Bibliographyp. 83
The Foreign Policies of Ethiopia and Eritreap. 84
Notesp. 97
Bibliographical Notep. 98
Kenyan Foreign Policyp. 100
Notesp. 115
Select Bibliographyp. 116
Nigeria: Aspirations of Regional Powerp. 118
Notesp. 130
Senegal's Foreign Policy: Responding to Internal and International Pressures for Changep. 133
Notesp. 150
Select Bibliographyp. 153
The Early Foreign Policy of the Democratic South Africap. 154
Notesp. 178
The Foreign Policy of Tanzania: from Cold War to Post-Cold Warp. 182
Notesp. 196
Zimbabwe's Foreign Policyp. 199
Notesp. 212
Select Bibliographyp. 214
Regionalism and African Foreign Policiesp. 215
Notesp. 233
Conclusion: African Foreign Policies and the Next Millennium: Alternative Perspectives, Practices, and Possibilitiesp. 237
Notesp. 247
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 249
Indexp. 251
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ISBN: 9780813324074
ISBN-10: 0813324076
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 16th October 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1