This title was first published in 2002: The resurgence of the democratization movement in Africa in the post-Cold War era is gradually replacing authoritarianism with forms of democratic systems. These changes have put into question the traditional big man image of African states’ foreign policy and foreign policy-making. The first book of its kind to focus on the foreign policy-making process of Southern African countries in the era of globalization, these instructive and rewarding case studies contextualize the increasing involvement of other internal actors in African states foreign policy-making process. Foreign policy actors such as the Presidency, Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Trade, Finance and the Intelligence Community, among others, are examined in a comparative perspective.
’...a valuable and intriguing collection of essays, which bring together in one volume for the first time, studies of foreign policy making in virtually all of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states...will be welcomed by students of the region.’ International Affairs ’...anyone who is interested in knowing how, for example, Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland and even Mauritius react in the face of globalization, regionalization, etc. should read this book which also includes two studies of British and American foreign policy vis-Ã -vis all the countries situated south of the Congo and Tanzania, each one allocated its own chapter (with the exception of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands).’ Marché tropicaux '...this is an excellent book for specialists in the field, and for libraries serving those who may want to do research on foreign policies in southern Africa, or on the attempts that states in that region have made to survive in the neoliberal world order.' Africa Today