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Providing a timely analysis of the foreign policies of African states, this volume of original essays enables the reader to assess the position of African states within an evolving post--Cold War environment and to judge the extent of African marginalization from the global economy. As national foreign policies are increasingly influenced by factors such as regional organizations, democratization, external agencies like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and the apparent weakening of state structures, there is need for fresh analysis of African foreign policies.The thirteen essays in this book, written by African, European, and North American scholars, provide comprehensive assessments of these issues in both analytical and prescriptive fashion. Three essays are thematic, considering broad areas of policy and change at the regional and continental levels; the other ten essays provide country-by-country case studies, drawing from a broad cross-section of countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Each essay analyzes factors such as decisionmaking, intraregional policies, and foreign policies toward non-African agents, including international financial institutions, and considers distinctions between formal and actual policies.As a whole, the volume seeks to explain how African countries' foreign policies are adapting to new internal and international challenges in the fluid environment of the late twentieth century.
Stephen Wright is professor of political science at Northern Arizona University.
* The Changing Context of African Foreign Policies Stephen Wright. * Angola: The Foreign Policy of a Decaying State Assis Malaquias. * The Flea on Nigerias Back: The Foreign Policy of Benin John R. Heilbrunn. * Exceptionality in External Affairs: Botswana in the African and Global Arenas James Zaffiro. * The Foreign Policies of Ethiopia and Eritrea Christopher Clapham. * Kenyan Foreign Policy Jona Rono. * Nigeria: Aspirations of Regional Power Stephen Wright and Julius Emeka Okolo. * Senegals Foreign Policy: Responding to Internal and International Pressures for Change Peter J. Schraeder. * The Early Foreign Policy of the Democratic South Africa Paul-Henri Bischoff and Roger Southall. * The Foreign Policy of Tanzania: From Cold War to PostCold War Maria Nzomo. * Zimbabwes Foreign Policy Solomon N. Nkiwane. * Regionalism and African Foreign Policies Olufemi A. Babarinde. * Conclusion: African Foreign Policies and the Next Millennium: Alternative Perspectives, Practices, and Possibilities Timothy M. Shaw and Julius E. Nyangoro.
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