Africa in International Politics: External Involvement on by Ian Taylor

By Ian Taylor

Finding Africa at the international level, this ebook examines and compares exterior involvement within the continent, exploring the international regulations of significant states and overseas firms in the direction of Africa. The participants paintings inside a political economic system framework which will research how those powers have tried to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity within the context of neo-liberal hegemony and ask whom those makes an attempt have benefited and failed.

Show description

Read or Download Africa in International Politics: External Involvement on the Continent (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics) PDF

Best african books

Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique?

Is Mozambique an African good fortune tale? It has 7% a yr development cost and monstrous overseas funding. Fifteen years after the conflict of destabilisation, the peace has held. Mozambique is the donors' version student, rigorously following their prescriptions and receiving greater than one billion cash a yr in relief.

The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization: The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East

Now to be had in paperback, this number of essays deals an alternate method of the research of latest Arab states via concentrating on their participation in neo-liberal globalization instead of on authoritarianism or Islam. the results of the restructuring of conventional country strength engendered via globalization are analyzed individually, via up to date empirical examine into the political, financial, and protection procedures of every nation thought of.

The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays

This booklet places the fast tale on the middle of up to date postcolonial experiences and questions what postcolonial literary feedback will be. concentrating on brief fiction among 1975 and this present day – the interval within which severe idea got here to figure out postcolonial reviews – it argues for a classy critique exemplified via the anomaly of the shape.

Historical Perspectives on the State of Health and Health Systems in Africa, Volume II: The Modern Era

This publication specializes in Africa’s demanding situations, achievements, and screw ups during the last a number of centuries utilizing an interdisciplinary procedure that mixes conception and truth and evidence-based practices and interventions in public health and wellbeing, and argues that almost all of the illnesses in Africa aren't end result of the scarce or loss of assets, yet of the misconceived and lost priorities that experience left the continent at the back of another at the globe when it comes to well-being, schooling, and equitable distribution of possibilities and entry to (quality) wellbeing and fitness as agreed via the United international locations member states at Alma-Ata in 1978.

Additional resources for Africa in International Politics: External Involvement on the Continent (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)

Sample text

The ACRI is designed to build military capacity within selected units of national militaries. They would act in concert with other military units when requested by the UN, OAU or regional bodies, but the US would determine membership. From an African perspective, the ACRI’s insistence on determining the criteria for military assistance smacks of ‘neo-colonialism’. As Howe concludes, because of its foreign roots it is a flawed initiative (2001: 275). In fact, the United States’ two most important African partners, Nigeria and South Africa, did not participate.

The Clinton administration’s A Comprehensive Trade and Development Policy for the Countries of Africa: Executive Summary (US Government 1997) notes that, as of 1996, twenty-three African states had reform programmes in effect with the IMF, and thirty-one participated in World Bank-led Special Programmes of Assistance. The Executive Summary adds, ‘if obstacles that hinder investment are removed, benefits will accrue to both the US investors and the African nations’ (1997: 3). But sub-Saharan Africa has remained the orphan of international interest and investment.

This, in turn, depends on the subcutaneous forces and undertows of each of these currents. It is important to look at each of these forces. Realpolitik As noted above, sub-Saharan Africa’s geopolitical importance has waned. However, this may not last, as Africa is rich in four key resources: oil, minerals, gems and timber (Klare 2001: 217). The minerals sector includes such strategic resources as platinum, cobalt, bauxite and manganese. A rejuvenated strategic interest would mean that American national security bureaucracies could be re-engaged.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 13 votes