The Power of Interdependence

Lessons from Africa

Authors: Kuranga, D.

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The Power of Interdependence offers a convincing challenge to the dominant view among many observers of global affairs, that individual countries exert sole control over the international system. Author David Oladipupo Kuranga advances an alternative possibility: that, in fact, the influence of nations is now matched and at times is overtaken by that of supranational organizations. Drawing on detailed accounts and insider data relating to multinational interventions in select African countries, this book reveals a dramatic shift in the global order and gives a rare look at the inner workings of coercive diplomacy.

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David Oladipupo Kuranga currently teaches Politics, Economic Development, and International Relations. In addition to teaching he is the Managing Director of Kuranga and Associates Global Consultancy [www.kaglobal.net] that services public and private sector investments in emerging economies, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Before furthering his academic pursuits David served on the Delegation of Nigeria to the United Nations.

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'In The Power of Interdependence: Lessons from Africa, David Kuranga has provided a very positive contribution to the debate about the role of international organizations in democratic transitions. By comparing successful and unsuccessful democratization experiences in carefully-selected African case studies, Kuranga is able systematically to tease out the impact of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) and to distinguish its role from that of Nigeria the most powerful member state. The book is a very good, and very persuasive, scholarly contribution to an important debate in international relations and comparative politics.' - Robert R. Kaufman, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Wielding the Power of Interdependency

    Kuranga, David Oladipupo

    Pages 1-20

  • A Gradual Emergence of Complex Interdependence in Africa

    Kuranga, David Oladipupo

    Pages 21-39

  • São Tomé and Príncipe

    Kuranga, David Oladipupo

    Pages 41-70

  • The Republic of Togo

    Kuranga, David Oladipupo

    Pages 71-104

  • The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

    Kuranga, David Oladipupo

    Pages 105-146

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Power of Interdependence
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Africa
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
David Oladipupo Kuranga
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01993-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137019936
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-01992-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-01995-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 188
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