Africa in World Politics

Constructing Political and Economic Order

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780813350295

USD: $33.99

ON SALE: December 13th 2016

Genre: Nonfiction / Political Science / World / African


The sixth edition of Africa in World Politics focuses on challenges African states face in constructing viable political economies in contexts both of familiar domestic challenges and an unprecedented mix of engagements, opportunities, and threats emanating from a turbulent and rapidly changing international order. This text, including new chapters on Nigeria and the influence of party politics on economic development, remains an invaluable resource for students of African politics seeking to navigate the continent's complex political and economic landscapes. Revised chapters consider both the extent and the limits of continued healthy growth rates in many countries; the impacts of investments by China and other BRICS countries; plateaus and some reversals in progress on human rights and democratization; dimensions of chronic state weakness deepened by insurgencies, including some that are connected to Al Qaeda and the Islamic State; and peacebuilding efforts struggling to uphold responsible sovereignty in the Sudans, the Great Lakes region, and elsewhere.

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Praise for Prior Editions

Africa in World Politics: Engaging a Changing Global Order provides essays from top scholars in the genre who consider the effects African issues and world politics have had upon each other…Very highly recommended.”
—Midwest Book Review

Africa in World Politics is a collection of incisive essays on the major issues of a resurgent but troubled continent. It will be of great value to students, researchers, and policymakers. The contributors constitute a ‘Dream Team' of scholars, development experts, and diplomats. The wealth of information and analyses provided, along with many helpful tables and charts, is a fitting response to the growing interest in African affairs.”
—Richard Joseph, Northwestern University

“This book will serve as the starting point for those seeking a comprehensive and topical guide to the most critical developments on the continent. The contributions are up-to-date, extensively researched, and written by pre-eminent scholars. This edition has been carefully updated and covers emerging themes such as the AIDS crisis, the impact of the war on terrorism, and China's markedly increased role on the continent. It will be welcomed by students of African international relations and politics.”
—Terrence Lyons, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
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