Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Transition to the New Commonwealth. 2. Ramphal's Secretariat. 3. From Empire to Commonwealth. 4. The South African matrix: ideals and magnanimity. 5. Nassau: the first of a trilogy of troubled summits. 6. Through Pretoria to Vancouver. 7. The politics of aid. 8. The international monarchy. 9. The institutions: crumbling edifices, changing uses. 10. The sporting Commonwealth. 11. The mega-problems of mini-states. 12. The Commonwealth and Britain. Notes . Index .