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Africa and international relations in the 21st century

Author: Scarlett Cornelissen; Fantu Cheru; Timothy M Shaw
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [UK] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: International political economy series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the start of the second decade of the 21st Century, Africa is viewed in a much more positive light by analysts, investors, observers and policymakers. China's recent closer involvement with the continent has set the tone for new forms of engagement between Africa and the rest of the world. The authors discuss the implications for Africa's future trajectories and how to understand the continent's position in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Scarlett Cornelissen; Fantu Cheru; Timothy M Shaw
ISBN: 9780230235281 023023528X
OCLC Number: 760285247
Description: xvii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Africa and international relations in the 21st century : still challenging theory? / Scarlett Cornelissen, Fantu Cheru and Timothy M. Shaw --
Part I: Reconceptualizing authority and sovereignty. Africa as an agent of international relations knowledge / K. Smith --
Collectivist worldview : its challenge to international relations / Thomas. KwasiTieku --
Authority, sovereignty and Africa's changing regimes of territorialization / Uil Engel and Gorm Rye Olsen --
Part II: Innovations from below : territory and identity. Bringing identity into international relations : reflections on nationalism, nativism and xenophobia in Africa / Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni --
Towards new approaches to statehood and governance-building in Africa : the Somali crisis reconsidered / Louise Wiuff Moe --
Diasporas and African development : the struggle for sustainable peace and development in Sierra Leone / Alfred Zack-Williams --
The transformation of sovereign territoriality : a case study of South African immigration control / Darshan Vigneswaran and Loren B. Landau --
Part III: Insecurities. Transnationalism, Africa's 'resource curse' and contested sovereignties : The struggle for Nigeria's Niger delta / Cyril I. Obi --
Security privatization and the new contours of Africa's security governance / Rita Abrahamsen --
Engendering (In)security and conflict in African international relations / Jane L. Parpart and Lisa Thompson --
Conclusion: What futures for African international relations? / Timothy M. Shaw, Fantu Cheru and Scarlett Cornelissen.
Series Title: International political economy series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Other Titles: Africa and international relations in the twenty first century
Responsibility: edited by Scarlett Cornelissen, Fantu Cheru and Timothy M. Shaw.

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This book examines key emergent trends related to aspects of power, sovereignty, conflict, peace, development, and changing social dynamics in the African context.  Read more...

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