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Africa and the North: Between Globalization and by Gorm Rye Olsen,Ulf Engel

By Gorm Rye Olsen,Ulf Engel

An vital new dialogue of Africa's position within the overseas system.


This quantity discusses Africa's position within the overseas approach, reading the way the Westphalian procedure, in mild of the influence of globalization and transnational networks, keeps to play an immense position within the structuring of Africa's foreign relations.

The ebook offers a pretty good empirical research of key worldwide avid gamers in Africa - France, the united kingdom, the USA, Japan, Germany, the ecu and the UN - and in their regulations in the direction of the zone. within the context of the 'war opposed to terrorism', African political balance turns into a attention of accelerating value. via examining the relevance of the states within the North, this e-book demanding situations traditional knowledge in contemporary diplomacy pondering. It applies the concept that of an 'international coverage neighborhood' to bridge the space among the 'domestic' and the 'international', explaining why Africa keeps a job in international politics out of any share to its fiscal weight.

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