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Download e-book for kindle: Africa and the North: Between Globalization and by Ulf Engel, Gorm Rye Olsen

By Ulf Engel, Gorm Rye Olsen

ISBN-10: 0203414489

ISBN-13: 9780203414484

ISBN-10: 0415333911

ISBN-13: 9780415333917

An immense new dialogue of Africa's position within the foreign process. This quantity discusses Africa's position within the overseas approach, reading the way the Westphalian procedure, in mild of the influence of globalization and transnational networks, keeps to play an enormous function within the structuring of Africa's foreign relations.The booklet presents an effective empirical research of key international gamers in Africa - France, the united kingdom, the U.S., Japan, Germany, the european and the UN - and in their regulations in the direction of the area. within the context of the 'war opposed to terrorism', African political balance turns into a attention of accelerating value. through interpreting the relevance of the states within the North, this ebook demanding situations traditional knowledge in contemporary diplomacy considering. It applies the idea that of an 'international coverage neighborhood' to bridge the distance among the 'domestic' and the 'international', explaining why Africa keeps a task in international politics out of any percentage to its financial weight.

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But Christianity, too, has become deeply engaged in the global politics of Africa. At one level, ‘established’ churches, both protestant and catholic, have reinforced linkages between the West and Africa. They are often playing a significant role as aid agencies and in supporting demands for democracy and the protection of human rights in Africa. A pastoral letter by Malawi’s catholic bishops, for example, was a key step in that country’s transition from the Banda dictatorship to multi-party democracy.

Where this chimed with local political conflicts, notably in parts of East Africa and in Nigeria, it helped to create an explosive mix, which in the aftermath of events in August 1998 and September 2001, was inevitably associated with globalized political Islam. The disruption and cancellation of the Miss World contest due to be held in Nigeria in 2002 as the result of violent Islamist protests provided a peculiarly bizarre clash of alternative forms of globalization. But Christianity, too, has become deeply engaged in the global politics of Africa.

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