Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century (International Political Economy Series)

Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century (International Political Economy Series)

By: Scarlett Cornelissen (editor), Fantu Cheru (editor), Professor Timothy M. Shaw (editor)Hardback

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By exploring the many unchartered dimensions of Africa's international relations, the authors present fresh insights on aspects such as power, identity, statehood and sovereignty in the world system.

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Rita Abrahamsen, Associate Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies and in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada Ulf Engel, Professor at the Centre for African Studies and Director of Global and European Studies Institute, University of Leipzig, Germany Loren B. Landau, Professor Director of the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) (formerly Forced Migration Studies Programme, FMSP) at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gathseni, Senior Researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Cyril I. Obi, Programme Coordinator at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), Uppsala, Sweden Gorm Rye Olsen, Head of the Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark Jane L. Parpart, Visiting Professor and Graduate Coordinator at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Karen Smith, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa Lisa Thompson, Director of the African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy at the School of Government, University of the Western Cape, South Africa Thomas Kwasi Tieku, Director of African Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada Darshan Vigneswaran, Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Gottingen, Germany Louise Wiuff Moe, Ph.D. candidate at the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland, Australia

Contents

Introduction: Africa and International Relations in the 21st Century: Still Challenging Theory?; S.Cornelissen, F.Cheru & T.M.Shaw PART I: RECONCEPTUALIZING AUTHORITY AND SOVEREIGNTY Africa as an Agent of International Relations Knowledge; K.Smith Collectivist Worldview: Its Challenge to International Relations; T.K.Tieku Authority, Sovereignty and Africa's Changing Regimes of Territorialization; U.Engel & G.R.Olson PART II: INNOVATIONS FROM BELOW: TERRITORY AND IDENTITY Bringing Identity into International Relations: Reflections on Nationalism, Nativism and Xenophobia in Africa; S.J.Ndlovu-Gatsheni Towards New Approaches to Statehood and Governance-Building in Africa: The Somali Crisis Reconsidered; L.W.Moe Diasporas and African Development: The Struggle for Sustainable Peace and Development in Sierra Leone; A.Zack-Williams The Transformation of Sovereign Territoriality: A Case Study of South African Immigration Control; D.Vigneswaran & L.B.Landau PART III: INSECURITIES Transnationalism, Africa's 'Resource Curse' and Contested Sovereignties: The Struggle for Nigeria's Niger Delta; C.I.Obi Security Privatization and the New Contours of Africa's Security Governance; R.Abrahamsen Engendering (In)Security and Conflict in African International Relations; J.L.Parpart & L.Thompson Conclusion: What Futures for African International Relations?; T.M.Shaw, F.Cheru & S.Cornelissen

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780230235281
  • Format: Hardback
  • Year: 2012
  • Number Of Pages: 265
  • ID: 9780230235281
  • weight: 534
  • ISBN10: 023023528X

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