Africa and international relations in the 21st century

TitleAfrica and international relations in the 21st century
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
Series EditorS Cornelissen, F. Cheru, and T.M. Shaw
Series titleInternational political economy series
PaginationXXII, 248
Date Published2015///
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place PublishedBasingstoke, Hampshire
Publication Languageeng

This book examines trends related to power, sovereignty, conflict, peace, development, and changing social dynamics in the African context. It analyses the significance of many of the uncharted dimensions of Africa's intenational relations, such as the respatialisation of African societies through migration, the various ways in which both formal and informal authority and economies are practised, and the dynamics and impacts of new transnational social movements on African politics. It also pays attention to Africa's place in a shifting global order, and the implications for African international relations of the emergence of new world powers and alliances. Contents: Introduction: Africa and international relations in the 21st century: still challenging theory? (Scarlett Cornelissen, Fantu Cheru and Timothy M. Shaw); Africa as an agent of international relations knowledge (Karen Smith); Collectivist worldview: its challenge to international relations (Thomas Kwasi Tieku); Authority, sovereignty and Africa's changing regimes of territorialization (Ulf Engel and Gorm Rye Olsen); Bringing identity into international relations: reflections on nationalism, nativism and xenophobia in Africa (Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni); Towards new approaches to statehood and governance-building in Africa: the Somali crisis reconsidered (Louise Wiuff Moe); Diasporas and African development: the struggle for sustainable peace and development in Sierra Leone (Alfred Zack-Williams); The transformation of sovereign territoriality: a case study of South African immigration control (Darshan Vigneswaran and Loren B. Landau); Transnationalism, Africa's "resource curse" and "contested sovereignties": the struggle for Nigeria's Niger Delta (Cyril I. Obi); Security privatization and the new contours of Africa's security governance (Rita Abrahamsen); Engendering (in)security and conflict in African international relations (Jane L. Parpart and Lisa Thompson); Conclusion: What futures for African international relations? (Timothy M. Shaw, Fantu Cheru and Scarlett Cornelissen). [ASC Leiden abstract]


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