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African agency in international politics.

Author: William Brown; Sophie Harman
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies on African politics and international relations.
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This book analyses the rapidly increasing role of African states, leaders and other political actors in international politics in the 21st Century. In contrast to the conventional approach of studying how external actors impacted on Africa's international relations, this book seeks to open up a new approach, focusing on the impact of African political actors on international politics. It does this by analysing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brown, William.
African Agency in International Politics.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Brown; Sophie Harman
ISBN: 9781134057474 1134057474
OCLC Number: 833767628
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).
Contents: African Agency in InternationalPolitics; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 African agency in international politics; Part I:Negotiating internationally; 2 Common positions as African agency in international negotiations: an appraisal; 3 African agency in global trade governance; 4 African agency in world trade undermined? The case of bilateral relations with the European Union; 5 Back to business? UK policy and African agency; Part II:Agency: new modes, new sites. 6 Aid dependency as a limitation to national development policy? the case of Rwanda7 'Image management' and African agency: Ugandan regional diplomacy and donor relations under Museveni; 8 Corporate social responsibility as a social development paradigm in Africa's political economy: its emergence and implications for African Agency; Part III:States and agency; 9 State agency and state formation in Africa; 10 Elusive agency: Africa's persistently peripheral role in international relations; 11 From weak state to savvy international player? Rwanda's multi- level strategy for maximising agency.
Series Title: Routledge studies on African politics and international relations.

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This book analyses the rapidly increasing role of African states, leaders and other political actors in international politics in the 21st Century. In contrast to the conventional approach of studying how external actors impacted on Africa's international relations, this book seeks to open up a new approach, focusing on the impact of African political actors on international politics. It does this by analysing African agency - the degree to which African political actors have room to manoeuvre within the international system and exert influence internationally, and the uses the.

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