Africa has been noticeably absent in international relations theory. This new collection of essays by contemporary Africanists convincingly demonstrates the importance of the continent to every theoretical approach in international relations. This collection breaks new ground in how we think about both international relations and Africa, re-examining such foundational concepts as sovereignty, the state, and power; critically investigating the salience of realism, neo-liberalism, liberalism in Africa, and providing new thinking about regionalism, security and identity.
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Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Africa and IR Theory; K.C.Dunn
PART I: TROUBLING CONCEPTS
Reformulating International Relations Theory: African Insights and Challenges; A.Malquias
Sovereignty in Africa: Quasi-Statehood and Other Myths in International Theory; S.N.Grovogui
MadLib #32: The (blank) African State: Rethinking the Sovereign State in IR Theory; K.C.Dunn
Marketing the 'Rainbow Nation': The Power of the South African Music, Film and Sport Industry; J.Westhuizen
PART II: THEORETICAL INTERVENTIONS
Realism, Neo-Realism and Africa's International Relations in the Post-Cold War Era; J.F.Clark
The End of History? African Challenges to Liberalism in International Relations; T.Nkiwane
Re-Envisioning Sovereignty: Marcus Garvey and the Making of a Transnational Identity; R.B.Persaud
Controlling African States' Behaviour: IR Theory and International Sanctions Against Libya and Nigeria; S.Mahmud
Challenging Westphalia: Issues of Sovereignty and Identity in Southern Africa; S.J.MacLean
The Brothers Grim: Modernity and 'International' Relations in Southern Africa; L.Swatuk
PART III: IMPLICATIONS AND POLICY RAMIFICATIONS
Reconceptualizing United States' Foreign Policy: Regionalism, Economic Development and Instability in Southern Africa; J.J.Hentz
African Foreign Policy in the New Millennium: From Coming Anarchies to Security Communities? From New Regionalism to New Realism?; T.M.Shaw
KEVIN C. DUNN is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York.
TIMOTHY M. SHAW is Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.
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