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Africa in global politics in the twenty-first century : a pan African perspective /
Olayiwola Abegunrin.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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xxii, 265 p.
ISBN
0230618901 (hbk.), 9780230618909 (hbk.)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230618901 (hbk.)
9780230618909 (hbk.)
contents note
Nigeria and the struggle for the liberation of South Africa -- Nigeria and South Africa in the global forum -- Post-apartheid South Africa : new challenges and dilemmas -- Southern African development community and the new South Africa -- Ethnicity and ethnic conflicts in Africa -- Peace, security, and human survival in Africa -- From organization of African unity to African Union -- New partnership for Africa's development : politics of dependence -- Pan-Africanism and unity : a wake-up call to Africans.
catalogue key
6962473
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Olayiwola Abegunrin is Professor of International Relations and African Studies, Department of Political Science, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2010-06-01:
This volume is a detailed account of Africa in global politics with a special emphasis on its numerous problems and suggestions for resolution. Abegunrin (Howard Univ.) catalogs the problems facing the African continent, ranging from internal problems of ethnic strife and the inability to develop its own natural and human resources, to globalization-related issues that currently affect the continent's economic, political, and human security development. The analysis is rich in its treatment of subregional and continental organizations such as the Southern African Development Community, for example. There is an equally detailed analysis of the role that Nigeria played in liberating South Africa from the racist apartheid regime. However, the author argues that while Nigeria was fully involved in the efforts to end apartheid in South Africa, it seems the latter has now eclipsed Nigeria as the leading state in sub-Saharan Africa. In the concluding chapter, the author offers a number of very useful suggestions for African progress and development. Among others, he emphasizes the need for continental unity, and the fact that "only an African initiative with genuine commitment and the political will to police themselves can ensure stability, good governance, accountability, transparency, and authentic economic development." Summing Up: Recommended. General readers, upper-division undergraduate students, and above. E. Conteh-Morgan University of South Florida
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"A detailed account of Africa in global politics with a special emphasis on its numerous problems and suggestions for resolution. The analysis is rich in its treatment of subregional and continental organizations such as the Southern African Development Community, for example. There is an equally detailed analysis of the role that Nigeria played in liberating South Africa from the racist apartheid in South Africa... the author offers a number of very useful suggestions for African progress and development... Recommended." --CHOICE
"A detailed account of Africa in global politics with a special emphasis on its numerous problems and suggestions for resolution. The analysis is rich in its treatment of subregional and continental organizations such as the Southern African Development Community, for example. There is an equally detailed analysis of the role that Nigeria played in liberating South Africa from the racist apartheid in South Africa... the author offers a number of very useful suggestions for African progress and development... Recommended." E. Conteh-Morgan, CHOICE
"A detailed account of Africa in global politics with a special emphasis on its numerous problems and suggestions for resolution. The analysis is rich in its treatment of subregional and continental organizations such as the Southern African Development Community, for example. There is an equally detailed analysis of the role that Nigeria played in liberating South Africa from the racist apartheid in South Africa... the author offers a number of very useful suggestions for African progress and development... Recommended." E. Conteh-Morgan,CHOICE
"The analysis is rich in its treatment of subregional and continental organizations such as the Southern African Development Community, for example. There is an equally detailed analysis of the role that Nigeria played in liberating South Africa from the racist apartheid in South Africa... the author offers a number of very useful suggestions for African progress and development... Recommended." --CHOICE
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In this twenty-first century, Africa has become an important source of the United States' energy imports and the world's natural resources. It has also become the epicenter of the world's deadly health epidemic, HIV/AIDS, and one of the battlegrounds in the fight against terrorism. With Nigeria and South Africa leading the continent, Africa has become a major player to be reckoned with in the global affairs.
Bowker Data Service Summary
With Nigeria and South Africa leading the continent, Africa has become a major player to be reckoned with in the global affairs. At the same time, the continent is the centre of the HIV-AIDs epidemic, & a battleground against international terrorism.
Description for Bookstore
With Nigeria and South Africa leading the continent, Africa has become a major player in the global affairs. This book provides a comprehensive overview of its new position
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Nigeria and the Struggle for the Liberation of South Africap. 1
Nigeria and South Africa in the Global Forump. 5
Post-Apartheid South Africa: New Challenges and Dilemmasp. 45
Southern African Development Community and the New South Africap. 69
Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflicts in Africap. 83
Peace, Security, and Human Survival in Africap. 113
From Organization of African Unity to African Unionp. 141
New Partnership for Africa's Development: Politics of Dependencep. 173
Pan-Africanism and Unity: A Wake-Up call to Africansp. 191
Notesp. 203
Selected Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 251
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