The International Relations of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Examines Sub-Saharan Africa's relations with states such as the US, India, China, the EU, and Britain as well as with non-state actors. This book provides a critical appraisal of the ways in which peace, prosperity, and democracy are being advanced (or restricted) by the activities of the great powers in Africa, including non-state actors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826434012
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Taylor is professor of international relations at the University of st Andrews and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Formerly of the University of Botswana, he has taught African politics for many years and has conducted research in and/or visited 31 African countries. He is the author of many works, includingThe United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Routledge); China and Africa: Engagement and Compromise
(Routledge). He has writtennumerous articles on African politics.

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Table of Contents

Chart vi

Acknowledgments vii

List of Abbreviations ix

Introduction: Africa's International Relations 1

Chapter 1 The Times They Are(n't) A-changing: American Policies in Africa 24

Chapter 2 Of Spin and Mirrors: Britain and New Labour's Policies toward Africa 35

Chapter 3 Effronterie Magnifique: Between La Rupture and Realpolitik in Franco-African Relations 51

Chapter 4 Back to the Future? The Rising Chinese Relationship with Africa 69

Chapter 5 Hands across the Water: Indian Engagement in Africa 83

Chapter 6 The Empire(s) Strike Back? The European Union and Africa 98

Chapter 7 Why Do We Need Political Scientists? Africa and the International Financial Institutions 113

Chapter 8 Oil and its Impact on Africa's International Relations 130

Bibliography 145

Index 165

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