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Africa in World Politics: Reforming Political Order

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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 fourth edition focuses on issues of reforming and strengthening states and their economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The nation-state as we know it is a legacy of European rule in Africa, and the primacy of the nation-state remains a bedrock of most contemporary theories of international relations. Yet in the fifth decade of Africa’s independence, this colonial inheritance has been challenged as never before by state weakness, internal and inter-state conflict, and internal and external demands for economic and political reform, with potentially far-reaching implications. Including new readings on the AIDS crisis in Africa and the regional war on terrorism, this text remains an invaluable resource for students of African and world politics.

Contents

Part One: Introduction

1. Intimations of an African Renaissance, New Gains, Long Term Challenges (John W. Harbeson, City University of New York)

Part Two: Historical Parameters

2. The Heritage of Colonialism (Crawford Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

3. Africa and the World Political Economy: Still Caught Between a Rock and Hard Place (Thomas M. Callaghy, University of Pennsylvania)

4. Africa and Other Civilizations: Conquest and Counter Conquest (Ali A. Mazrui, SUNY Binghamton)

Part Three: Africa’s States and State Systems: Reinvention and Reconstruction

5. Democratization and Africa’s Weak States (John W. Harbeson, City University of New York)

6. The AIDS Crisis: International Relations and Governance (Alan Whiteside, University of Kwa Zulu-Natal, Anokhi Parikh Overseas Development Institute)

7. In Pursuit of Authority: Civil Society and Rights-Based Discourses (Aili Mari Tripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

8. The Privatization of Africa’s International Relations (William Reno, Northwestern University)

9. Inter-African Negotiations and Reforming Political Order (I. William Zartman, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies)

Part Four: Global Involvement in Africa: Parameters of Commitment, Obligation, Capability and Responsibility

10. US Role in Promoting Peaceful African Relations (Donald Rothchild, University of California-Davis)

11. China's Engagement in Africa: Scope, Significance, and Consequences (Denis M. Tull)

12. Euro-African Relations in the Age of Maturity (Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand)

13. The War on Terrorism in Africa (Princeton N. Lyman, Council on Foreign Relations)

14. Reconciling Sovereignty with Responsibility (Francis M. Deng, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies)

Book News Annotation:

Political scientists and economists examine issues presented by the improvements in domestic economic and politics in sub-Saharan Africa and the emergence of the region onto the world stage. Among their topics are the heritage of colonialism, promising democratization trajectories in Africa's weak states, inter-African negotiations and reforming political order, and China's engagement in Africa. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Top contributors in the field of African politics write on the issues concerning this marginalized continent and its relationship to the global political and economic orders.

Synopsis:

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 fourth edition focuses on issues of reforming and strengthening states and their economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The nation-state as we know it is a legacy of European rule in Africa, and the primacy of the nation-state remains a bedrock of most contemporary theories of international relations. Yet in the fifth decade of Africa’s independence, this colonial inheritance has been challenged as never before by state weakness, internal and inter-state conflict, and internal and external demands for economic and political reform, with potentially far-reaching implications. Including new readings on the AIDS crisis in Africa and the regional war on terrorism, this text remains an invaluable resource for students of African and world politics.

About the Author

John W. Harbeson is professor of political science in the Graduate School and at City College of the City University of New York.

The late Donald Rothchild was professor of political science at the University of California at Davis until his passing in January 2007.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813343648
Subtitle:
Reforming Political Order
Author:
Harbeson, John W
Editor:
Harbeson, John W.
Editor:
Rothchild, Donald
Author:
Rothchild, Donald
Author:
Harbeson, John W.
Publisher:
Westview Press
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
World politics -- 1989-
Subject:
Africa Politics and government 1960-
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition, Fourth Edition
Publication Date:
20080729
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.6 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Africa » General
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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Top contributors in the field of African politics write on the issues concerning this marginalized continent and its relationship to the global political and economic orders.
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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 fourth edition focuses on issues of reforming and strengthening states and their economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The nation-state as we know it is a legacy of European rule in Africa, and the primacy of the nation-state remains a bedrock of most contemporary theories of international relations. Yet in the fifth decade of Africa’s independence, this colonial inheritance has been challenged as never before by state weakness, internal and inter-state conflict, and internal and external demands for economic and political reform, with potentially far-reaching implications. Including new readings on the AIDS crisis in Africa and the regional war on terrorism, this text remains an invaluable resource for students of African and world politics.

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