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Title:Africa and the new world era: from humanitarianism to a strategic view
Editor:Mangala, JackISNI
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:0230102867; 9780230102866
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:international relations
international economic relations
World Bank
European Union
African Union
Abstract:Over the past decade, Africa's centre of gravity in world politics has shifted from mere humanitarianism to a strategic view that posits the centrality of the continent as energy and natural resources supplier, in the fight against terrorism and other secutiry threats, and in the globalization of culture. This collective volume investigates Africa's evolving international relations and status in the international system against the backdrop of this new world reality. The first part, Africa and the old balance of power, includes four chapters that analyse Africa's relations with four Western powers - the US (George Klay Kieh, Jr.), Britain (Paul D. Williams), France (Daniel Mengara), and Russia (J. Peter Pham). The second part, Africa and the new balance of power, includes chapters on Africa's evolving relations with China (Daniel Large), Japan (Seifudein Adem), India (J. Peter Pham), and Brazil (Gladys Lechini). The third part, Africa in global and regional governance, discusses Africa's relationshp with some institutions that played a key role in shaping the continent's governance: the UN (Assefaw Bariagaber), the World Bank (Paul Clements), the EU (Jack Mangala), and the AU (Timothy Murithi). The fourth part, Confronting Africa's development, incorporates chapters that address questions pertaining to the continent's development challenges as they relate to its external relations: US-Africa democracy relations (Rita Kiki Edozie), US AIDS policy in Africa (Polly J. Diven), the impact of the global economic crisis on Africa (Kojo Quartey), and sub-Saharan Africa and the Millennium Devleopment Goals (Emmanuel Cleeve). [ASC Leiden abstract]