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Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory

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Beschreibung

Africa has been noticeably absent in international relations theory. This new collection of essays by contemporary Africanists convincingly demonstrates the importance of the continent to every theoretical approach in international relations. This collection breaks new ground in how we think about both international relations and Africa, re-examining such foundational concepts as sovereignty, the state, and power; critically investigating the salience of realism, neo-liberalism, liberalism in Africa, and providing new thinking about regionalism, security and identity.

'...a valuable contribution to current debates on the rapidly changing world order.' - Foreign Affairs

'This books ideal for those seeking an explanation for Africa's unique position in the world, and for IR theorists wishing to find an enlightened reconsideration of the conventions in their field.' - African Studies Quarterly



Autorentext
JOHN F. CLARK Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Florida International University SIBA N,. GROVOGUI Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, John Hopkins University JAMES JUDE HENTZ Assistant Professor of International Studies, Virginia Military Institute SANDRA J. MACLEAN Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and Development, Dalhousie University SAKAH MAHMUD Associate Professor of Political Science, Transylvania University, Lexington ASSIS MALAQUAIS Assistant Professor of Government, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY TANDEKA NKIWANE PhD Candidate, John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies RANDOLPH B. PERSAUD Assistant Professor, American University, Washington, DC LARRY SWATUK Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Botswana JANIS VAN DER WESTHUIZEN Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Inhalt
Acknowledgements Foreword; C.N.Murphy List of Acronyms Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Africa and IR Theory; K.C.Dunn PART I: TROUBLING CONCEPTS Reformulating International Relations Theory: African Insights and Challenges; A.Malquias Sovereignty in Africa: Quasi-Statehood and Other Myths in International Theory; S.N.Grovogui MadLib #32: The ( blank ) African State: Rethinking the Sovereign State in IR Theory; K.C.Dunn Marketing the 'Rainbow Nation': The Power of the South African Music, Film and Sport Industry; J.Westhuizen PART II: THEORETICAL INTERVENTIONS Realism, Neo-Realism and Africa's International Relations in the Post-Cold War Era; J.F.Clark The End of History? African Challenges to Liberalism in International Relations; T.Nkiwane Re-Envisioning Sovereignty: Marcus Garvey and the Making of a Transnational Identity; R.B.Persaud Controlling African States' Behaviour: IR Theory and International Sanctions Against Libya and Nigeria; S.Mahmud Challenging Westphalia: Issues of Sovereignty and Identity in Southern Africa; S.J.MacLean The Brothers Grim: Modernity and 'International' Relations in Southern Africa; L.Swatuk PART III: IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY RAMIFICATIONS Reconceptualizing United States' Foreign Policy: Regionalism, Economic Development and Instability in Southern Africa; J.J.Hentz African Foreign Policy in the New Millennium: From Coming Anarchies to Security Communities? From New Regionalism to New Realism?; T.M.Shaw Bibliography Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory
Editor:
EAN: 9781349423583
ISBN: 1349423580
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 260
Gewicht: 332g
Größe: H216mm x B140mm x T14mm
Jahr: 2001
Untertitel: Englisch
Auflage: 1st ed. 2001

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