Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century

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By exploring the many unchartered dimensions of Africa's international relations, the authors present fresh insights on aspects such as power, identity, statehood and sovereignty in the world system.

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By exploring the many unchartered dimensions of Africa's international relations, the authors present fresh insights on aspects such as power, identity, statehood and sovereignty in the world system.

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SCARLETT CORNELISSEN is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
FANTU CHERU is Emeritus Professor of African and Development Studies at American University in Washington, DC, USA, and Research Director at the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden.
TIMOTHY M. SHAW is Director of and Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century: Still Challenging Theory?; S.Cornelissen, F.Cheru& T.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; T.K.Tieku
Authority, Sovereignty and Africa's Changing Regimes of Territorialization; U.Engel& G.R.Olson
PART II: INNOVATIONS FROM BELOW: TERRITORY AND IDENTITY
Bringing Identity into International Relations: Reflections on Nationalism, Nativism and Xenophobia in Africa; S.J.Ndlovu-Gatsheni
Towards New Approaches to Statehood and Governance-Building in Africa: The Somali Crisis Reconsidered; L.W.Moe
Diasporas and African Development: The Struggle for Sustainable Peace and Development in Sierra Leone; A.Zack-Williams
The Transformation of Sovereign Territoriality: A Case Study of South African Immigration Control; D.Vigneswaran& L.B.Landau
PART III: INSECURITIES
Transnationalism, Africa's 'Resource Curse' and Contested Sovereignties: The Struggle for Nigeria's Niger Delta; C.I.Obi
Security Privatization and the New Contours of Africa's Security Governance; R.Abrahamsen
Engendering (In)Security and Conflict in African International Relations; J.L.Parpart& L.Thompson
Conclusion: What Futures for African International Relations?; T.M.Shaw, F.Cheru& S.Cornelissen

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