Africa in World Politics provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the perfect introduction to the challenges faced by African states on an increasingly turbulent world stage.
Africa in World Politics has long served as the go-to resource for students of African politics seeking to navigate the continent’s complex political and economic landscapes. Updated throughout, this new edition includes new chapters on the unprecedented challenges the continent faces from climate change and the fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Adding to existing coverage of international diplomacy, peacebuilding, women in politics, and the building blocks of political economy, the book also includes expanded coverage of the role of China in Africa, and fresh perspectives on decolonization.
Drawing together insights from some of the world’s leading scholars of African politics, this textbook is an essential read for advanced students of political science and African studies.
Part 1 The Contemporary Context in Historical Perspective 1. Sustaining Reform in a Turbulent World Order John W. Harbeson 2. Africa in the Modern World System and Global Orders Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni Part 2 Building Viable Political Economies 3. Africa and the Global Economy after Aid Dependence Nicolas van de Walle Cornell University 4. States, Markets and Financial Liberalization in Africa M. Anne Pitcher 5. Women and Politics in Africa Aili Tripp 6. Democracy and the State in Sub-Saharan Africa John W. Harbeson Part 3 In Search of Elusive State Reconstruction 7. The International Factor in African Warfare William Reno 8. The Great Lakes Region: Thirty Years of Instability Filip Reyntjens 9. The Politics of Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa Gildfred Asiamah, Mohammed Awal 10. The Politics of Democratization and the State of the State In the Sahel Leonardo Villalon Part 4 Engaging the International Community Anew 11. The Diplomacy of African Conflicts I..William Zartman 12. China in Africa David Shinn 13. Peacebuilding and Democracy after War: Taking Stock Carrie Manning and Ozlem Tuncel 14. Africa Union 2.0: Relaunching the Pan-African Project Ulf Engel 15. Reconciling Sovereignty with Responsibility: A Basis for International Humanitarian Action Ambassador Francis Deng and David Deng