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Editorial: new directions in international relations and Africa

Brown, William; Harman, Sophie; Hurt, Stephen; Lee, Donna and Smith, Karen (2009). Editorial: new directions in international relations and Africa. The Round Table: Commonwealth journal of international affairs, 98(402) pp. 263–267.

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Abstract

This special issue provides a collection of new interpretations of Africa's international relations. Africa's place in the contemporary international system presents a series of challenges to scholars and practitioners alike. Not only, for example, must we try to
understand the impact of changes in the world economic and political landscapes such as the rapid development of China and the growing influence of developing countries in governance projects such as the G20, we must also seek to better understand changes within Africa. A series of transformations form the modern renaissance of Africa arising from the end of apartheid in South Africa to the
emergence of new or reinvigorated institutional mechanisms of governance such as the African Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the democratisation of a number of African states. Vital issues like conflict and peacemaking, aid, health, migration and liberalisation, are given new form in Africa as a result of the continent's engagements with a range of other sub-regional, regional and systemic level actors including states, governmental and non-governmental organisations, multinational business, and civil society groups.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Round Table Ltd
ISSN: 1474-029X
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
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Item ID: 26302
Depositing User: William Brown
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2011 11:43
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:40
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26302
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