1st Edition

African Foreign Policies

By Stephen Wright Copyright 1999
    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    This volume of thirteen original essays provides a timely analysis of African foreign policies in a post–Cold War environment where African marginalization from the global economy appears to be increasing. Three thematic essays give an overview of critical changes occurring in African foreign policies, and ten country-by-country case studies provide specific analyses of decisionmaking, intraregional relations, and the struggles over policy with external agencies, including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. African Foreign Policies offers explanations for how African states are adapting to the international challenges of the late twentieth century.

    The Changing Context of African Foreign Policies -- Angola: The Foreign Policy of a Decaying State -- The Flea on Nigeria's Back: The Foreign Policy of Benin -- Exceptionality in External Affairs: Botswana in the African and Global Arenas -- The Foreign Policies of Ethiopia and Eritrea -- Kenyan Foreign Policy -- Nigeria: Aspirations of Regional Power -- Senegal's Foreign Policy: Responding to Internal and International Pressures for Change -- The Early Foreign Policy of the Democratic South Africa -- The Foreign Policy of Tanzania: From Cold War to Post–Cold War -- Zimbabwe's Foreign Policy -- Regionalism and African Foreign Policies -- Conclusion: African Foreign Policies and the Next Millennium: Alternative Perspectives, Practices, and Possibilities


    Wright, Stephen