Theory, Change and Southern Africa's Future

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Many in South Africa have begun to cope with globalization, regionalization, a depleting ozone layer, new disease, rampant militatization, and structures of influence like race, class, and gender. In this book scholars present a wide variety of thoughts on the future of the region and the place of theory in helping us to understand the array of events characterizing the early 21st-century world.

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Peter Vale is Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of the Western Cape.

Larry A. Swatuk is Lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Botswana.

Bertil Oden is Head of Secretariat of the Group on Development Issues, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden.

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Table of Contents

'IR Theory, I Presume': An Introduction--Larry A. Swatuk & Peter Vale
• Dissenting Tale: Southern Africa's Search For Theory--Peter Vale
• Realism and Its Critics--Hussein Solomon
• Unstated Places--Rereading Southern Africa--Michael Niemann
• Regional Cooperation for Security and Development in Africa--Bjorn Hettne
• International Political Economy and Southern Africa--Balefi Tsie
• Is a Free Trade Agreement the Answer for South Africa? Insights from Development Economic Theory--Merle Holden
• South African Benevolent Hegemony in Southern Africa--Impasse of Highway?--Bertil Oden
• New Sites of Governance: Regimes and the Future of Southern Africa--Anthony Leysens
• Feminist Theory and Security Studies in Southern Africa: Yet Another Faddish Trend?--Lisa Thompson
• Southern Africa through Green Lenses--Larry A. Swatuk

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