This timely and important book deals with the post-Cold War African situation. It probes the problems of African development and strategies for development in the contemporary international order and disorder. The articles in this collection analyze the politics and economics of African states. The majority of these articles were collected from papers that were presented in 1993 and 1994 at Springfield College during the first and second Conferences on Africa. The authors come from diverse academic backgrounds. Their detailed and insightful explorations provide original contributions to contemporary African studies. This enlightening collection will provide students with an objective understanding of Africa today. The book will serve as an excellent text for graduate courses covering African politics, economics and society.
Mulugeta Agonafer is Assistant Professor in the School of Human Services at Springfield College in Massachusetts.
Chapter 1 Contents^I Chapter 2 Africa in the New International Order/Disorder Chapter 3 Human Rights and Foreign Policy Towards Africa Chapter 4 U.S. and Russian Policy Towards Africa Chapter 5 South African Relations: "A Diamond is Forever" Chapter 6 Political Development or Maldevelopment?