Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory / Edition 1by K. Dunn
Pub. Date: 02/20/2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Africa has been noticeably absent in international relations theory. This new collection of essays by contemporary Africanists convincingly demonstrates the importance of the continent to every theoretical approach in international relations. This collection breaks new ground in how we think about both international relations and Africa, re-examining such foundational concepts as sovereignty, the state, and power; critically investigating the salience of realism, neo-liberalism, liberalism in Africa, and providing new thinking about regionalism, security and identity.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Foreword; C.N.Murphy List of Acronyms Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Africa and IR Theory; K.C.Dunn PART I: TROUBLING CONCEPTS Reformulating International Relations Theory: African Insights and Challenges; A.Malquias Sovereignty in Africa: Quasi-Statehood and Other Myths in International Theory; S.N.Grovogui MadLib #32: The ( blank ) African State: Rethinking the Sovereign State in IR Theory; K.C.Dunn Marketing the 'Rainbow Nation': The Power of the South African Music, Film and Sport Industry; J.Westhuizen PART II: THEORETICAL INTERVENTIONS Realism, Neo-Realism and Africa's International Relations in the Post-Cold War Era; J.F.Clark The End of History? African Challenges to Liberalism in International Relations; T.Nkiwane Re-Envisioning Sovereignty: Marcus Garvey and the Making of a Transnational Identity; R.B.Persaud Controlling African States' Behaviour: IR Theory and International Sanctions Against Libya and Nigeria; S.Mahmud Challenging Westphalia: Issues of Sovereignty and Identity in Southern Africa; S.J.MacLean The Brothers Grim: Modernity and 'International' Relations in Southern Africa; L.Swatuk PART III: IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY RAMIFICATIONS Reconceptualizing United States' Foreign Policy: Regionalism, Economic Development and Instability in Southern Africa; J.J.Hentz African Foreign Policy in the New Millennium: From Coming Anarchies to Security Communities? From New Regionalism to New Realism?; T.M.Shaw Bibliography Index
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