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Bridging The Rift

The New South Africa In Africa, 1st Edition

By Larry Swatuk


272 pages

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Despite the lingering effects of more than a decade of sanctions and economic stagnation, South Africa retains the most powerful, industrialized, and diversified economy in sub-Saharan Africa. Today, as a postapartheid future is constructed and as the old political and economic barriers with the rest of the continent crumble, it is probable that th

Table of Contents

The “New” South Africa in Africa -- Post-Apartheid South(ern) Africa in the New International Divisions of Labour and Power: How Marginal? -- South Africa’s Post-ApartheidPolitical Economy -- Backwaters and By-passes: South Africa and “Its” Region -- Regional Security: Southern Africa’s Mobile “Front Line” -- Promoting Regional Integration in Southern Africa: An Analysis of Prospects and Problems from a South African Perspective -- The Environment, Sustainable Development, and Prospects for Southern African Regional Cooperation -- Of “Growth Poles” and “Backwaters”: Emerging Uganda-South Africa Relations -- Post-Apartheid Kenya-South Africa Relations -- South Africa and Francophone African Relations -- Problems and Prospects for Nigerian-South African Relations and Their Implications for Africa’s Economic Renaissance -- The “New” South Africa in Africa: Some Tentative Conclusions and Prognostications

About the Author

Larry A. Swatukis a lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. He is the author of, among other things, Contending Theories of Between Choice in a Hard Place: International Relations (1991).

David R. Black is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a Fellow of the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. His publications include work on “middle powers'’ and Southern Mrica, and the Commonwealth and South Mrica. He is Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa, 1996-97.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies