This comprehensive treatment of the interplay between domestic and international politics analyzes efforts by African states to manage their external relations amid seismic shifts in the internal, regional, and global environments. The authors' nuanced analysis of foreign policy issues and themes traverses the continent, identifying patterns of change, examining constraints, and giving careful attention to the processes that so powerfully influence policy outcomes.
Gilbert M. Khadiagala is associate professor of comparative politics and African studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is author of Allies in Adversity: The Frontline States in Southern African Security. 1975-1993. Terrence Lyons is an assistant professor in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. His publications include Voting for Peace: Postconflict Elections in Liberia and Sovereignty as Responsibility: Conflict Management in Africa.
Foreign Policy Making in Africa: An Introduction - the Editors. Foreign Policy Decisionmaking in Anglophone West Africa - C.A. Adibe. New Directions in Francophone West African Foreign Policies - P.J. Schraeder. Foreign Policy Making in Central Africa: The Imperative of Regime Security in a New Context - J.F. Clark. Foreign Policy Making in the Great Lakes Region - R. Lemarchand. The Foreign Policy of the Horn: The Clash Between the Old and the New - R. Iyob. Foreign Policy Decisionmaking in Southern Africa's Fading Frontline - G.M. Khadiagala. South African Foreign Policy Decisionmaking in the African Context - D. Venter. External Relations of Weak States and Stateless Regions in Africa - W. Reno. Conclusion: African Foreign Policymaking at the Millennium - the Editors.