Africa in World Affairs: Politics of Imperialism, the Cold War and Globalisation, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Africa in World Affairs

Politics of Imperialism, the Cold War and Globalisation, 1st Edition

By Rajen Harshé

Routledge India

284 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Africa finds itself at the centre-stage of world politics in the 21st Century. To truly determine its rising influence and role in world affairs would mean unravelling the politics of imperialism, the Cold War and globalisation.

Going beyond Euro-American perspectives, this book presents a comprehensive study of Africa and its role in global politics.

Africa in World Affairs:

• Closely examines the transition of Africa in its colonial and post-colonial phases;

• Explores the intellectual history of modern Africa through liberation struggles, social movements, leaders and thinkers;

• Investigates the continent’s relationships with former colonial powers such as Britain, France, and Portugal; untangles complexities of French neo-colonialism and sheds light on the role of the superpower such as the USA and major and rising powers like China and India;

• Highlights complex and wide-ranging diversities of the region, and the ways in which it continues to negotiate with issues of modernity, racism and globalisation.

A core text on Africa and the world, this book will be indispensable for students of African studies, politics and international relations, and history. It will also be must read for policy-makers, diplomats and government think tanks.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Colonial, Anti-colonial and Post-Colonial in Continuum 2. Emancipatory Winds of Pan Africanism and African Unity Movements 3. South Africa: From Racism and Apartheid to African Renaissance 4. Exploring the Trail of French Neo-Colonial Dominance in Sub Saharan Africa 5. Changing Complexities of the U.S.A’s Imperial Policies in Africa 6. Unraveling complex shades in Sino-African Ensemble: Altruistic, Neo-Imperialist or Just a Partnership in Development Process? 7. Revisiting the Anatomy of India’s Growing Presence in Africa: From a Developing Country to a Rising Power. Conclusion.

About the Author

Rajen Harshé has taught Political Science and International Relations for more than four decades in places such as University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad and South Asian University, New Delhi, India. He has written extensively on African and international affairs. He is a former Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Allahabad, India and currently he is President at G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Africa / Central
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations