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Diplomatic Strategies of Nations in the Global South

The Search for Leadership

Editors: Braveboy-Wagner, Jacqueline Anne (Ed.)

  • Goes beyond the usual economically-oriented prognoses and offers an analysis of diplomatic strategies in the Global South
  • Elaborates on the intimate linkage between unique domestic conditions, values, and traditions, and the diplomatic strategies states adopt to gain influence in international affairs
  • Targets a wide audience beyond scholars and practitioners directly from the Global South to increase awareness of the political diplomatic, and economic potential of the regions 
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At a time of change in the international system, this book examines how non-traditional leading nations from the Global South have fared to date and what the chances are of their rise to continue. In the second decade of the twenty-first century, the enthusiasm of observers of the international scene about the “rise of the rest” is waning as many countries that were expected to lead the evolving multipolar order are experiencing economic contraction and governance problems. In order to predict further developments, the contributors to this volume focus on the types and sources of the diplomatic strategies that must be executed by rising states if they are to preserve domestic advances as well as gain influence regionally and internationally. Through a comprehensive examination of case studies from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, they show that while there are commonalities among these rising states, unique domestic conditions, values, and traditions impact and predict diplomatic strategizing and the ability for sustained projection on the international scene.  

About the authors

Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner is Professor of Political Science at the City College and The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, United States. She is a specialist in foreign policy, diplomacy, and related development issues, particularly with respect to small states (and specifically Caribbean states) as well as the nations of the global south in general. She has authored or edited ten books and numerous articles and is the founding chair of the Global South Caucus of the International Studies Association.

Reviews

“This volume will be useful to scholars by drawing upon a wide range and deep history of concepts to explain the emergence of selected states and societies in the Global South to greater voice and consequence in regional and world political economy and discourse. It will be useful to practitioners of public, business and non- governmental diplomacy because it addresses and samples issues in the changing world dynamics and in their domestic institutional and regional strategic settings. Most of all, the volume will be useful to students at all levels in all regions, because it offers grounded coverage of experiences from their home regions while integrating these with parallel ones worldwide. This masterful collection blends coverage of worldwide particulars with pulsing global and regional dynamics of action and counter-action. It is a call to move beyond regional insularities of scholarship.” (Michael H. Allen, Harvey Wexler Chair in Political Science, Bryn Mawr College, USA)

“Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner and contributors methodically compose a volume, containing fifteen chapters on various aspects of global south foreign policies and domestic influences, all of which contribute to deepening our understanding of the Rising Global South and its impact on changing world politics. Genuinely international in authorship, stimulating and sometimes provocative in presentation, the book is superbly informative and rewarding. It should be read by all who are interested in foreign policy analysis, in general, and the Global South, in particular.” (Aigul Kulnazarova, Professor of International Relations and International Law, Tama University, Japan)

“This fantastic collection is unique in illustrating the depth of distinctive, clever and incisive diplomatic strategies practised by a range of states, both large and small, across the full breadth of the Global South. By shining a light on the activities of myriad developing countries at the global, regional and sub-regional levels, it offers a convincing corrective to prevailing accounts that privilege the concerns of Western powers and scholarship, and which tend to focus on the most conventionally powerful. It is consequently a crucial addition to the literature on diplomacy, and deserves to be widely read, both in—and also well beyond—the South.” (Matthew Bishop, Senior Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Rise of Which Global South States?

    Braveboy-Wagner, Jacqueline Anne

    Pages 1-24

  • Brazil’s International Rise in the Twenty-First Century: Ambitions and Difficulties

    Kalil, Mariana (et al.)

    Pages 27-58

  • Aspiring to Be a Global Power: China’s Activism in the Global South

    Char, James

    Pages 59-91

  • From Reluctance to Readiness: India’s Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Strategies in the Twenty-First Century

    Chansoria, Monika

    Pages 93-123

  • South Africa in Africa and the World: The Diplomatic Strategies of a Global–Regional Power

    Smith, Karen

    Pages 125-151

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45226-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $170.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-45225-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diplomatic Strategies of Nations in the Global South
Book Subtitle
The Search for Leadership
Editors
  • Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45226-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-45226-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45225-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 453
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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