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Globalization and Emerging Trends in African States' Foreign Policy-Making Process

A Comparative Perspective of Southern Africa, 1st Edition

By Rok Ajulu

Edited by Korwa Gombe Adar


365 pages

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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-à-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

Table of Contents

Contents: Southern African states’ foreign policy and foreign policy-making process: an introductory contextualization, Korwa G. Adar and Rok Ajulu. Country Case Studies: Dysfunctional foreign policy: Angola’s unsuccessful quest for security since independence, Assis Malaquias; Globalization and foreign economic policy-making in Botswana, James J. Zaffiro; Survival in a rough neighbourhood: Lesotho’s foreign policy in the era of globalization, Rok Ajulu; Continuity and change in Malawi’s foreign policy-making, Jonathan Mayuyuka Kaunda; From Ramgoolam to Ramgoolam: an analysis of the Mauritian foreign policy-making process, Rosabelle Laville; Mozambique’s foreign policy: from ideological conflict to pragmatic co-operation, Oscar Gakuo Mwangi; Towards an understanding of the foreign policy-making process of a new state: the case of Namibia, Frank Khachina Matanga; Untangling the gamble on investment: elite perceptions of globalization and South Africa’s foreign policy during the Mandela era, Philip Nel; Facing the new millennium: South Africa’s foreign policy in a globalizing world, Garth le Pere and Anthoni van Nieuwkerk; Contexualizing foreign policy-making in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Albert Domson-Lindsey; Zambian foreign policy-making process in the post-1991 multi-party dispensation: the Chiluba presidency, Korwa G. Adar; Post-cold war Zimbabwe’s foreign policy and foreign policy-making process, Korwa G. Adar, Rok Ajulu and Moses O. Onyango. Regional and Global Case Studies: How far, where to?: regionalism, the Southern African development community and decision-making into the millennium, Paul-Henri Bischoff; Britain and Southern Africa: a third way or business as usual?, Rita Abrahamsen and Paul Williams; Continuity and change in the United States’ foreign policy towards Southern Africa, Peter J. Schraeder; Index.

About the Author/Editor

Dr Korwa Gombe Adar, Associate Professor of International Studies and Dr Rok Ajulu, Senior Lecturer of International Political Economy, both at International Studies Unit, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Prof. Korwa Gombe Adar received his MA and PhD in International Studies at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA. Prior to joining Rhodes University in 1997, he taught at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. His articles have appeared in numerous internationally refereed journals. He is the author of Kenyan Foreign Policy Behaviour Towards Somalia, 1963-1983 (Lanham: University Press of America, 1994) and co-editor of The United States and Africa: From Independence to the End of the Cold War (Nairobi: East African Educational Publishers, 1995). He was one of the recipients of the 1992 Fulbright Research Grant for Senior African Scholars.

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