Africa And The New World Era: From Humanitarianism to a Strategic View

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

EditorJack Mangala

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Over the past decade, Africa’s center 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 security threats, and in the globalization of culture. Besides these considerations, this shift is reflective of two defining dynamics. On one hand, political and economic reforms have contributed to the growth of democracy, an improvement in the economic outlook, and the strengthening of regional governance. On the other hand, the ongoing diffusion of global power is setting the stage for a new international order in which Africa will increasingly matter. This book probes the importance and significance of these developments and their implications for Africa’s international relations.

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Over the past decade, Africa’s center 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 security threats, and in the globalization of culture. Besides these considerations, ...

Jack Mangala is an Associate Professor of Political Science and African and African American Studies at Grand Valley State University, where he also serves both as the Director of the African and African American Studies Program and the Director of the Area Studies Center in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. He is co-au...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230102867

ISBN - 13:9780230102866

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Africa and the New World Era: Context and Stakes--Jack Mangala * PART I. AFRICA AND THE OLD BALANCE OF POWER * Imperialism and US-Africa Relations--George Kieh * Britain and Africa in the Twenty-First Century--Paul Williams * Is France Disengaging from Africa? A Critical Look at Nicolas Sarkozy’s “Rupture” Policy in the Context of France-Africa Relations--Daniel Mengara * Back to Africa: Russia’s New African Engagement--Peter Pham * PART II. AFRICA AND THE NEW BALANCE OF POWER * Africa’s International China relations: Contending Imaginairies and Changing Politics--Daniel Large * Japan in Africa: Diplomacy of Continuity and Change--Seifudein Adem * India's New Engagement of Africa: Trends and Implications--Peter Pham * Latin America-Africa Cooperation: Brazil as a Case Study--Gladys Lechini * PART III AFRICA IN GLOBAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNANCE * The Evolving Africa-UN Relationships since the End of the Cold War--Assefaw Bariagaber * The World Bank for Africa, or the World Bank for the World Bank?--Paul Clements * The European Union and Africa: Old Partners in a Changing World--Jack Mangala * The African Union as International Actor--Timothy Murithi * PART IV. CONFRONTING AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT * New Encounters in US-Africa Democracy Relations: Less of the Same?--Rita Kiki Edozie * U.S. AIDS Policy in Africa: Balancing Competing Interests in PEPFAR Policy-Making--Polly Diven * The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Africa--Kojo Quartey * Can Sub-Saharan Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals?--Emmanuel Cleeve