Africa and the World

Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy

Editors: Nagar, Dawn, Mutasa, Charles (Eds.)

  • Provides a contemporary assessment of Africa’s foreign relations with traditional and non-traditional external actors
  • Brings together both scholars and practitioners from African and non-African backgrounds 
  • Tackles challenges of governance, violence, and intra-state conflicts that have required a more united African voice and global governance strategy
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This book probes key issues pertaining to Africa’s relations with global actors. It provides a comprehensive trajectory of Africa’s relations with key bilateral and major multilateral actors, assessing how the Cold War affected the African state systems’ political policies, its economies, and its security. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a collective understanding of Africa’s drive to improve the capacity of its state of global affairs, and assess whether it is in fact able to do so. 

About the authors

Dawn Nagar is Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa.
Charles Mutasa is an independent development policy consultant. He served as Deputy Presiding Officer of the first African Union-Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Bureau, and as vice-president of the African Union Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) between 2005 and 2008. He was the former Executive Director of the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD). 

Reviews

“This edited volume is an intellectual and historical tour de force of Africa's relationship with different regions and national and multilateral actors in the world. It explores novel terrain with chapters focusing on Africa’s new prominence and partnerships with new geographic powers such as the BRIC Countries. This is a key resource for students and researchers alike who want a comprehensive book focused on Africa’s role in international relations and geopolitics.” (Professor Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington School of Law)

“This book takes on an enormous challenge: to analyze Africa’s relations with all parts of the world and with principal international institutions since the era of African independence. The authors come from both Africa and elsewhere. It is thus a rich and fulsome achievement. Readers will not agree with every assessment, and that is part of the value of this book. The views expressed are sometimes sharply critical of non-African actors, seeing often the worst of venal and militaristic motives. In the history in this volume therefore there is much to learn and hopefully ways toward more fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation.” (Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman, Senior Advisor, the United States Institute of Peace, and Former US Ambassador to South Africa and Nigeria)

“This book ranks as an important contribution to the literature in the search for an abiding path to Africa's recovery from its endemic challenges and in finding a place for Africa in International Affairs. The book is an interesting kaleidoscope that provides recommendations aimed at policymakers to reset the rules to restore Africa’s apparent muted voice, in redefining a more positive and dignified role for the African continent at the high table of international discourse. This book, therefore, should act as a guide to Africa’s governments and to several policymakers in defining the most effective approach, and perhaps a new paradigm to levelling the playing field as well as securing the greatest benefit for Africa within the global equation.” (Dr. Mary Chinery-Hesse, Member of the Friends of the African Union (AU) Panel of the Wise)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: Inspirations and Hesitations in Africa’s Relations with External Actors

    Mutasa, Charles

    Pages 1-23

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  • Africa and the United States: A History of Malign Neglect

    Adebajo, Adekeye

    Pages 27-50

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  • Africa and Russia: The Pursuit of Strengthened Relations in the Post-Cold War Era

    Daniel, Rosaline (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

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  • Africa and China: Winding Into a Community of Common Destiny

    Liu, Haifang

    Pages 71-93

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  • France and Africa

    Yates, Douglas A.

    Pages 95-118

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eBook 95,19 €
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Hardcover 119,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62589-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Africa and the World
Book Subtitle
Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy
Editors
  • Dawn Nagar
  • Charles Mutasa
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Centre for Conflict Resolution
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62590-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62590-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62589-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 520
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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