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Africa in International Politics

External Involvement on the Continent, 1st Edition

Edited by Ian Taylor, Paul Williams


240 pages

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Locating Africa on the global stage, this book examines and compares external involvement in the continent, exploring the foreign policies of major states and international organizations towards Africa. The contributors work within a political economy framework in order to study how these powers have attempted to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity in the context of neo-liberal hegemony and ask whom these attempts have benefited and failed.


'Not only provides a detailed analysis of the of the policy-making process related to Africa in seven countries of the North (US, Britain, France, China, Russia, Canada and Japan) but also focuses on the role of key international organizations (World Bank, IMF, United Nations and European Union) in shaping the presents and future of the continent.' - Maurizio Carbone, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, in International Affairs

'This very useful collection of essays on the relationships between Africa and the rest of the World take issue with popular constructions of growing African 'marginalisation.' - Anthony Butler, University of Cape Town, in Political Studies Review

About the Editors

Ian Taylor is a senior lecturer in African politics at the University of Botswana and a visiting research fellow in the Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Paul Williams is a lecturer in security studies at the University of Birmingham, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security