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Nationalism, globalization, and Africa /
Michael Amoah.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
description
xi, 272 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0230102840 (hardback), 9780230102842 (hardback)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
isbn
0230102840 (hardback)
9780230102842 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Theorizing on Nationalism * Supranationalisms and Globalization: the contours and subcontours of power and trade alliances * Global Governance and the politics of handling conflict: Sudan, Kosovo, and South Ossetia * Africa and China * Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, and Cote d'Ivoire * South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Kenya * Guinea, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Cameroon, Egypt * Tanzania, Botswana, and Ghana * Union Government of Africa * International Politics of Africa.
abstract
"Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the Theories of Nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-a-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators"--Provided by publisher.
"Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-a-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators. "--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8259296
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-256) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Michael Amoah obtained his doctorate in politics horn Middlesex University, where he has also taught. He has held academic appointments at the University of London and The Open University. He is currently an associate of the Africa International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS a centre for the study of international affairs/diplomacy and grand strategy at the London School of Economics.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2012-08-01:
The thesis of this work appears to be that nationalism undermines any movement toward globalization (which seems to be defined as global governance). The introductory chapter unsuccessfully discusses nationalism through the sole employ of a critique of Hans Kohn's theories. From there the book pursues what appears to be its real theme, intergovernmental organizations (supranationalism) in international relations as they are reflected in Africa. The bulk of the book outlines a series of mini case studies of myriad African states organized by groupings from greater to lesser "political time bombs," using CIA World Factbook, Wikipedia, and international agency reports as data sources. While Amoah (London School of Economics and Political Science) is obviously knowledgeable, his scatter-gun approach, which ranges from encyclopedic information to overly specific descriptions of uncoordinated topics, leaves the reader without any touchstone to evaluate what he is ultimately trying to say. Short chapters on China and Africa, the EU, the WTO in Africa, the fledgling movement toward a Union Government of Africa, and even the Kohn introduction are not integrated into the bulk of the book. Moreover, the use of an untold number of lettered agencies and organizations begs for a list so that the reader can reference them. Summing Up: Not recommended. R. M. Fulton Northwest Missouri State University
Reviews
Review Quotes
'The value of this book is in its comprehensive critique on what is not working in Africa. The book is highly recommended to all those who have partial knowledge of, and deep interest in, Africa's international political economy.' - Journal of Modern African Studies 'This book aids our understanding of the interrelated and occasionally contradictory issues of nationalism and globalization in Africa. Amoah offers a comprehensive survey of cases, demonstrating knowledge of and a facility with the finer details of a diverse set of countries and issues bordering on the encyclopedic. Throughout, Amoah expertly marshals evidence from violent crises such as those that have plagued Darfur and Côte d'Ivoire, country cases ranging from South Africa to Egypt, Somalia to Guinea, and a breadth of historical and contemporary events to produce a compelling narrative. This wide-ranging book goes well beyond conventional studies of nationalism by examining the many forces that interact with it in a globalized world. Covering political history, conflicts, and cooperation in a broad array of multi-ethnic states, this book is a very informative read.' - Scott Taylor, director of African Studies, Georgetown University 'This book is nationalism unveiled, indeed supranationalism unveiled, and demonstrates how they influence institutions such as the UN Security Council, as well as the international politics of trade, international political economy, and international politics of Africa.' - Kwame Boafo-Arthur, professor and director of the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana 'Michael Amoah provides a broad overview of the divergent permutations that nationalism has taken on the African continent. He delineates both the domestic and foreign policy dimensions of African nationalism through supranational institution-building. He conceptualizes globalization as an economic and cultural force that seeks to create one world, arguing that nationalism both at the state and interstate levels provides resistance to this global project. This is a significant book that analyzes African states' response to the forces of globalization.' - Darryl Thomas, associate professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, Penn State University
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Summaries
Main Description
Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-a-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators.
Main Description
Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-e-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators.
Main Description
Nationalism and supranationalism are the bane of global governance and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify international actors and help them to function, supranationalisms inevitably frustrate this effort. This book offers a penetrating look into theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-a-vis Africa. It also identifies African countries with overlapping issues, serial political difficulties, and latent crises in the making, using global indicators to evaluate the performance of their political economies and understand their new security challenges. Book jacket.
Long Description
Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis- -vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators.
Library of Congress Summary
"Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-a-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators. "--"Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the Theories of Nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-a-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators"--
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book delves into the theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances involving Africa.
Description for Bookstore
This book explores theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis- -vis Africa
Description for Bookstore
This book explores theories of nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-à-vis Africa
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Theorizing on Nationalismp. 1
Supranationalisms and Globalization: The Contours and Subcontours of Power and Trade Alliancesp. 17
Global Governance and die Politics of Handling Conflict: Sudan, Kosovo, and South Ossetiap. 27
Africa and Chinap. 41
Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, and Cote d'Ivoirep. 47
South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, and Kenyap. 97
Guinea, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Cameroon, and Egyptp. 133
Tanzania, Botswana, and Ghanap. 175
Union Government of Africap. 201
International Politics of Africap. 209
Notesp. 219
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 257
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