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Africa in World Politics (5TH 13 Edition)by John W. Harbeson
Synopses & Reviews
In this fully revised edition top scholars in African politics address the effects that major currents in Africa and world politics have upon each other and explore the ramifications of this interconnection for contemporary theories of international and comparative politics.
The fifth edition focuses on engaging a changing world order. The nation-state as we know it is a legacy of European rule in Africa, and the primacy of the nation-state remains the bedrock of most contemporary theories of international relations. Yet in the fifth decade of Africas independence, this colonial inheritance has been challenged as never before by state weakness, internal and inter-state conflict, new gains in economic development, large investments by China and other G-20 countries, and internal and external demands for economic and political reform, with potentially far-reaching implications. Including new readings on the Sudan, the Great Lakes crisis, and bilateral vs. multilateral peacekeeping on the continent, this text remains an invaluable resource for students of African and world politics.
An updated investigation of the role of Africa in world affairs from a survey of contemporary international issues affecting the continent.
About the Author
John W. Harbeson is professor emeritus of political science in the Graduate School and at City College of the City University of New York and a professional lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, SAIS.
Donald Rothchild was professor of political science at the University of California at Davis.
Table of Contents
PART I: Engaging a Changing Global Order
1. Introduction, John W. Harbeson
PART II: Historical Parameters
2. Emergence of the Post-Colonial State, Crawford Young
3. Africa and the World Economy, Todd Moss
4. Africa and Other Civilizations, Ali Mazrui
PART III: African States and the State System
5. Democracy, Autocracy, and the State, John W. Harbeson
6. Civil Society and Rights Based Discourses, Aili Mari Tripp
7. Warfare in Independent Africa, Will Reno
8. Inter-African Negotiations, I. William Zartman
PART IV: Global Engagement
9. Bilateral v. MultiLateral Peacekeeping, Carrie Manning
10. Sudan, Princeton Lyman
11. The Great Lakes Crisis, Filip Reyntjens
12. Euro-African Relations, Gilbert Khadiagala
13. China and Africa, Ian Taylor
14. Responsible Sovereignty, Francis Deng
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