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South Africa's Foreign Policy : The Search for Status and Security, 1945-1988 - James Barber

South Africa's Foreign Policy

The Search for Status and Security, 1945-1988

Paperback Published: 18th June 1990
ISBN: 9780521388764
Number Of Pages: 410

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This book was originally published in 1990, as part of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations series, a joint initiative of Cambridge University Press and the British International Studies Association (BISA). In a far-reaching and fascinating study of foreign policy in South Africa, Barber and Barratt begin by looking at the post-war challenges faced by the government of South Africa, and the effect that the establishment of apartheid also had on foreign policy. Their study then goes on to explore the effects that Sharpeville, and the repercussions of various periods of success and upheaval, had on South African international relations up until the late 1980s. This exceptionally thorough study of South African foreign policy and the factors influencing its formation will be of interest to scholars of South Africa in particular, and international relations and policy making in general.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Post-War challenge and the Foundation of Apartheid: 1945-1960
Smuts and the aftermath of war
The Nationalists establish their rule and look to Africa
The Nationalists search for an international role
Sharpeville and the Challenge of the Early 1960s: 1960-1965
The state under threat - the internal and international settings
The government's response
The Years of Confidence: 1965-1974
The internal setting
The African setting
The international setting
Regional Upheaval and Soweto: 1974-1978
The watershed years in southern Africa
Soweto - the domestic and regional impact
Soweto - the international impact
Domestic Reform and Regional Power: 978-1984
The advent of P. W. Botha and the return of confidence
Assertion of regional power and constructive engagement
Renewed Challenge and Response: 1984-1988
Domestic and international crisis and Pretoria's response
The search continues
Appendix
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521388764
ISBN-10: 0521388767
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: 18th June 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.6

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