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Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations


About the Series

The African Politics and International Relations series seeks to provide readers with a conceptual and comparative perspective on transformations associated with the rise of Africa in international relations and within the global economy. The series explores the empirical and theoretical implications of the engagement of both old and new players, the redefinition of the continent's politics, socio-economic transitions and changing patterns of region-building, both within Africa and with the global South. The series, through its focus on the reappraisal of the role and conception of African agency, seeks to provide readers with a comprehensive, accessible, and insightful treatment of issues that challenge conventional understandings and representations of Africa.

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Turkey in Africa A New Emerging Power?

Turkey in Africa: A New Emerging Power?

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Elem Eyrice Tepeciklioğlu, Ali Onur Tepeciklioğlu
July 12, 2021

This book offers a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary analysis of Turkey-Africa relations. Bringing together renowned authors to discuss various dimensions of Turkey’s African engagement while casting a critical analysis on the sustainability of Turkey-Africa relations, this book draws upon the ...

Personalist Rule in Africa and Other World Regions

Personalist Rule in Africa and Other World Regions

1st Edition

By Jeroen J.J. Van den Bosch
April 15, 2021

This book presents an innovative model linking insights from democratization, development and conflict studies to explain personalist behavior and their violent transitions. Based on multiple case studies from Sub Saharan Africa, the author maps and predicts regime transitions, presenting examples...

Spatializing Practices of Regional Organizations during Conflict Intervention The Politics of ECOWAS and the African Union

Spatializing Practices of Regional Organizations during Conflict Intervention: The Politics of ECOWAS and the African Union

1st Edition

By Jens Herpolsheimer
March 18, 2021

This book studies relevant actors and practices of conflict intervention by African regional organizations and their intimate connection to space-making, addressing a major gap regarding what actually happens within and around these organizations. Based on extensive empirical research, it argues ...

Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in Africa Lessons from ECOWAS and IGAD

Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in Africa: Lessons from ECOWAS and IGAD

1st Edition

Edited By Victor Adetula, Redie Bereketeab, Cyril Obi
December 31, 2020

This book outlines challenges to the effective operation of regional economic communities (RECs) with regards to peacebuilding in Africa. Critically examining these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on comparative analysis of the status, role, and performances of the ...

African Foreign Policies Selecting Signifiers to Explain Agency

African Foreign Policies: Selecting Signifiers to Explain Agency

1st Edition

Edited By Paul-Henri Bischoff
April 15, 2020

This book explores, at a time when several powers have become serious players on the continent, aspects of African agency, past and present, by African writers on foreign policy, representative of geography, language and state size. In the past, African foreign policy has largely been considered ...

The Finances of Regional Organisations in the Global South Follow the Money

The Finances of Regional Organisations in the Global South: Follow the Money

1st Edition

Edited By Ulf Engel, Frank Mattheis
October 17, 2019

This book addresses a major gap in the longstanding research on regional organisations: how do their finances work and what do they reveal about the region-building process? It brings together an empirically rich collection of chapters written by experts of regional organisations in Latin America, ...

Human Rights and the Judicialisation of African Politics

Human Rights and the Judicialisation of African Politics

1st Edition

By Peter Brett
September 27, 2018

Human Rights and the Judicialisation of African Politics shows readers how central questions in African politics have entered courtrooms over the last three decades, and provides the first transnational explanation for this development. The book begins with three conditions that have made ...

The Politics of Elite Corruption in Africa Uganda in Comparative African Perspective

The Politics of Elite Corruption in Africa: Uganda in Comparative African Perspective

1st Edition

By Roger Tangri, Andrew M Mwenda
February 12, 2018

This book considers the causes of high-level state corruption as well as the political constraints of countering corruption in Africa. It examines elite corruption in government as well as in the political and military spheres of state activity, and focuses on illegal behaviour on the part of state...

Political Trust and the Politics of Security Engagement China and the European Union in Africa

Political Trust and the Politics of Security Engagement: China and the European Union in Africa

1st Edition

By Benjamin Barton
September 12, 2017

The EU and China are often characterised as parties whose bilateral political differences still remain too large to bridge, so that they have failed to convert rhetorical promises into tangible results of cooperation, particularly with regards to the field of international security. Yet in terms of...

African Border Disorders Addressing Transnational Extremist Organizations

African Border Disorders: Addressing Transnational Extremist Organizations

1st Edition

Edited By Olivier J. Walther, William F.S. Miles
August 31, 2017

Since the end of the Cold War, the monopoly of legitimate organized force of many African states has been eroded by a mix of rebel groups, violent extremist organizations, and self-defence militias created in response to the rise in organized violence on the continent. African Border Disorders ...

Regionalism in Africa Genealogies, institutions and trans-state networks

Regionalism in Africa: Genealogies, institutions and trans-state networks

1st Edition

By Daniel C Bach
May 24, 2017

Africa, which was not long ago discarded as a hopeless and irrelevant region, has become a new 'frontier' for global trade, investment and the conduct of international relations. This book surveys the socio-economic, intellectual and security related dimensions of African regionalisms since the ...

China's Aid to Africa Does Friendship Really Matter?

China's Aid to Africa: Does Friendship Really Matter?

1st Edition

By Zhangxi Cheng, Ian Taylor
May 15, 2017

Although China has rapidly increased foreign aid to Africa and is now a relatively major player in the developmental assistance regime, little is still known regarding how China delivers its foreign aid, and even less about how this foreign aid actually works in the recipient countries. This book,...

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