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Exploring Africas changing status in international relations, this book addresses the regions colonial heritage as well as the historical, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped the continents current standing in world affairs. The contributors also analyze some of the most intense conflicts and examine the evolution of relations with other regions and powers. In this greatly revised second edition the focus on Russias role in Africa has been significantly reduced, and francophone Africa and regional organizations are now covered. Important new issues such as democratization, conflict resolution, territorial concerns, and humanitarian intervention are discussed in depth. The result is a thought-provoking and up-to-date text written by leading scholars in their fields. }African states have been on the periphery of world politics since independence, and they will likely continue to be marginalized as Cold War tensions disappear and economic and political ties to the industrialized world weaken.;This book explores Africas changing position, addressing the regions colonial heritage as well as the historical, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped the continents standing in world affairs. The contributors also analyze some of the most intense conflicts and examine the evolution of relations with other regions and powers.The second edition of Africa in World Politics has been fully revised and updated to explore trends in the region and the world. The focus on Russias role in contemporary Africa has been significantly reduced, and francophone Africa and regional organizations have been given increased coverage. In addition, important new issues such as democratization, conflict resolution, territorial concerns, and humanitarian intervention are covered in depth. The result is a thought-provoking and up-to-date text written by leading scholars in their fields. }

Africa In World Politics - John W Harbeson

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Title
Africa In World Politics - Post-cold War Challenges, Second Edition
Author
John W Harbeson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19950129

Exploring Africas changing status in international relations, this book addresses the regions colonial heritage as well as the historical, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped the continents current standing in world affairs. The contributors also analyze some of the most intense conflicts and examine the evolution of relations with other regions and powers. In this greatly revised second edition the focus on Russias role in Africa has been significantly reduced, and francophone Africa and regional organizations are now covered. Important new issues such as democratization, conflict resolution, territorial concerns, and humanitarian intervention are discussed in depth. The result is a thought-provoking and up-to-date text written by leading scholars in their fields. }African states have been on the periphery of world politics since independence, and they will likely continue to be marginalized as Cold War tensions disappear and economic and political ties to the industrialized world weaken.;This book explores Africas changing position, addressing the regions colonial heritage as well as the historical, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped the continents standing in world affairs. The contributors also analyze some of the most intense conflicts and examine the evolution of relations with other regions and powers.The second edition of Africa in World Politics has been fully revised and updated to explore trends in the region and the world. The focus on Russias role in contemporary Africa has been significantly reduced, and francophone Africa and regional organizations have been given increased coverage. In addition, important new issues such as democratization, conflict resolution, territorial concerns, and humanitarian intervention are covered in depth. The result is a thought-provoking and up-to-date text written by leading scholars in their fields. }

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Type
BOOK
Edition
2nd edition
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
352

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