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Readings in the International Relations of Africa
Young, Tom, editor.


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viii, 370 pages : maps ; 26 cm.
Readings in African studies

Readings in African studies.
Introduction / Independence by right / Regimes of sovereignty: international morality and the African condition / The rise of the state system in Africa / Policy autonomy and the history of British aid to Africa / "Development is very political in Tanzania": Oxfam and the Chunya Integrated Development Programme 1972-76 / Evolution of the United Nations anti-apartheid regime / What next? Selective genocide in Burundi / The scramble for Africa: inherited political boundaries / The OAU interventions in Chad: mission impossible or mission evaded? / French African policy in historical perspective / Propaganda and politics / "Flee! The white giants are coming!" The United States, the mercenaries and the Congo 1964-65 / The prospects of socialism: Ethiopia and the Horn Odd / Rebel movements and proxy warfare: Uganda, Sudan and the Congo (1986-99) / The United Nations in Africa: the rise of peacekeeping and the case of Somalia / The liberal peace is neither: peacebuilding, state building and the reproduction of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo / "A project to be realized": global liberalism and contemporary Africa / Values, context and hybridity: how can the insights from the liberal peace critique literature be brought to bear on the practices of the UN peacebuilding architecture? / Is the EU's governance "good?": an assessment of EU governance in its partnership with ACP states / Female circumcision as female genital mutilation: human rights or cultural imperialism? / Politics, anti-politics, international justice: language and power in the special court for Sierra Leone / Explaining the clash and accommodation of interests of major actors in the creation of the African Union / "Partnership" through accommodation? African development initiatives and universal policy prescriptions / The power of partnerships in global governance / China, India, Russia and the United States: the scramble for African oil and the militarization of the continent / Towards a critical geopolitics of China's engagement with African development / A new phase in the war on terror: the implications of proxy intelligence and western complicity with state terrorist agencies
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These readings in international relations in Africa grapple with the continent's changing place in the world. The essays confront issues such as the increasing tempo of armed conflict, the tendency of Western states and agencies to intervene in African settings, the presence of China, and the health of African states and their ability to participate in the global economy. Questions regarding sovereignty, leading regional actors, conflict and resolution, and the neoliberal African renaissance add to the broad thematic coverage presented in this timely volume.