Recentering Africa in International Relations

Beyond Lack, Peripherality, and Failure

Editors: Iñiguez de Heredia, Marta, Wai, Zubairu (Eds.)

  • Challenges the dominant and hegemonic notion that Africa is peripheral, exceptionally outside world politics, and marginal
  • Offers a theoretically and empirically rich analysis by bringing together a number of scholars from various locations and disciplinary backgrounds
  • Constitutes an elegant epistemological critique of IR and how it relates to Africa, painting a complex picture of the dynamics of world politics, the larger structures within which it is produced, and Africa’s place in it
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About this book

This innovative book responds to an existing demand for taking Africa out of a place of exception and marginality, and placing it at the center of international relations and world politics. Bringing together a number of scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds to stage a critical intervention into the problematic ways Africa is accounted for in the dominant discourses of international relations and global politics, it challenges the structural and epistemic biases of IR that render the contributions of the continent invisible, and situates the continent as a global region that exists beyond notions of lack, disorder, and failure. Through these interventions, the volume contributes to a rethinking of IR, and the conditions of possibility for imagining a world otherwise beyond frames that fetishize Africa paradoxically as transparent and invisible. 

About the authors

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia is Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellow at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain.

Zubairu Wai is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lakehead University, Canada.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Africa in/and International Relations: An Introduction

    Wai, Zubairu

    Pages 1-29

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  • International Relations and the Discourse of State Failure in Africa

    Wai, Zubairu

    Pages 31-58

  • Re-engaging History and Global Politics in the Accounts of the Contemporary Conflict in the DRC

    Iñiguez de Heredia, Marta

    Pages 59-86

  • Images of Africa in World Press Photo

    Manzo, Kate

    Pages 87-119

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  • Rehistoricizing the Sovereignty Principle: Stature, Decline, and Anxieties About a Foundational Norm

    Niang, Amy

    Pages 121-144

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eBook 118,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-67510-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67509-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recentering Africa in International Relations
Book Subtitle
Beyond Lack, Peripherality, and Failure
Editors
  • Marta Iñiguez de Heredia
  • Zubairu Wai
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67510-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67510-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67509-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 illustrations in colour
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