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Title:Handbook of Africa's international relations
Editor:Murithi, TimothyISNI
Year:2014
Pages:443
Language:English
Series:Routledge international handbook series
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:1857436334; 9781857436334; 1136636951; 9781136636950
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:international relations
African Union
globalization
Abstract:Africa's international relations have often been defined and framed by the dominant international and geopolitial agendas of the day. However, increasingly, Africa is emerging as a vocal, and in some respects, influential actor in international relations. This collective volume assesses a selection of institutional developments, issues and policy frameworks, as well as the impact of global governance on Africa. The book comprises five sections including contributions by 44 authors. The first section deals with theoretical frameworks relating to Africa's international relations. Section two illustrates how the African Union has adopted a range of policies and institutions to govern its continental and international relations. The third section assesses a range of policy issues that remain a challenge for the continent to address, notably the ownership of Africa's peace and security interventions, international trade policy, migration, and powersharing. The fourth section looks at a range of topics pertaining to global governance and how it impacts on Africa. These issues include international peace operations, the International Criminal Court, the refugee challenge, the emerging doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and the protection of civilians, human rights, climate change, the global trade in illicit weapons, the role of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, the Bretton Woods institutions and development assistance, terrorism, and the increasing role of private military companies. The final section of the book looks at Africa's international partnerships with the EU, China, the US (notably the US Africa Command), India, Japan, Latin America, and Iran. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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