Africa and the New World Era: From Humanitarianism to a by J. Mangala

By J. Mangala

During the last decade, Africa’s middle of gravity in international politics has shifted from mere humanitarianism to a strategic view that posits the centrality of the continent as power and common assets provider, within the struggle opposed to terrorism and different protection threats, and within the globalization of tradition. in addition to those concerns, this shift is reflective of 2 defining dynamics. On one hand, political and financial reforms have contributed to the expansion of democracy, an development within the fiscal outlook, and the strengthening of local governance. nonetheless, the continued diffusion of world energy is surroundings the level for a brand new overseas order during which Africa will more and more topic. This ebook probes the significance and value of those advancements and their implications for Africa’s diplomacy.

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The rationale is that such an approach would enable the United States to contribute to the solutions of some of the vexing problems in Africa and elsewhere in the world. -Africa relations. Realism erroneously assumes that the citizens of the United States have a convergence of “interests” that the American state pursues in its relations with the various African states. Such an approach fails to take cognizance of the fact that the United States is segmented into classes and other identities. These identities, on the basis of their respective stations in the political economy, have different interests.

I conclude that although successive Labour governments have paid greater attention to African issues than their Conservative predecessors, particularly in the field of development, they have also overestimated the amount of leverage Britain can exercise over local African politics and have failed to September 27, 2010 7:21 MAC-US/AFRICA Page-37 9780230102866_04_ch02 38 PAUL D. WILLIAMS come up with a coherent and an effective strategy to reform the continent’s most poorly governed states. Context Britain’s attempts to promote peace, good governance, and prosperity in Africa have been influenced by both the domestic and international contexts.

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