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Africa and the International System : The Politics of State Survival

Africa and the International System : The Politics of State Survival - 96 edition

Africa and the International System : The Politics of State Survival - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780521576680

ISBN10: 0521576687

Africa and the International System : The Politics of State Survival by Christopher Clapham - ISBN 9780521576680
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Africa and the International System : The Politics of State Survival by Christopher Clapham - ISBN 9780521576680

ISBN13: 9780521576680

ISBN10: 0521576687

Edition: 96

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Summary

African independence launched into international politics a group of the world's poorest, weakest and most artificial states. How have such states managed to survive? To what extent is their survival now threatened? Christopher Clapham shows how an initially supportive international environment has become increasingly threatening to African rulers and the states over which they preside. The author reveals how international conventions designed to uphold state sovereignty have often been appropriated and subverted by rulers to enhance their domestic control, and how African states have been undermined by guerrilla insurgencies and the use of international relations to serve essentially private ends.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART I. AFRICAN STATES AND GLOBAL POLITICS

1. Fragile States and the International System
2. The Creation of a African International Order
3. Domestic Statehood and Foreign Policy

PART II. PATTERNS OF ALLIANCE

4. The Foreign Policies of Post-Colonialism
5. The Politics of Solidarity
6. The Resort to the Superpowers

PART III. STRUGGLING WITH DECAY

7. The International Politics of Economic Failure
8. The Externalization of Political Accountability
9. The International Politics of Insurgency
10. The Privatization of Diplomacy


Conclusion