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African Agency in International Politics.

By: Brown, William.
Contributor(s): Harman, Sophie.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (225 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781134057474.Subject(s): Africa -- Foreign relations | Africa -- Politics and governmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African Agency in International PoliticsDDC classification: 613.7042 LOC classification: JZ1773 -- .A919 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
African Agency in International Politics -- Copyright -- Contents -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1 African agency in international politics -- Part I: Negotiating internationally -- 2 Common positions as African agency in international negotiations: an appraisal -- 3 African agency in global trade governance -- 4 African agency in world trade undermined? The case of bilateral relations with the European Union -- 5 Back to business? UK policy and African agency -- Part II: Agency: new modes, new sites -- 6 Aid dependency as a limitation to national development policy? the case of Rwanda -- 7 'Image management' and African agency: Ugandan regional diplomacy and donor relations under Museveni -- 8 Corporate social responsibility as a social development paradigm in Africa's political economy: its emergence and implications for African Agency -- Part III: States and agency -- 9 State agency and state formation in Africa -- 10 Elusive agency: Africa's persistently peripheral role in international relations -- 11 From weak state to savvy international player? Rwanda's multi- level strategy for maximising agency -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: This book analyses the rapidly increasing role of African states, leaders and other political actors in international politics in the 21st Century. In contrast to the conventional approach of studying how external actors impacted on Africa's international relations, this book seeks to open up a new approach, focusing on the impact of African political actors on international politics. It does this by analysing African agency - the degree to which African political actors have room to manoeuvre within the international system and exert influence internationally, and the uses they make of that room for manoeuvre. Bringing together leading scholars from Africa and Europe to explore the role and conception of African Agency, this book addresses a wide range of issues, from relations with western and non-western donors, Africa's role in the UN and World Trade Organisation, negotiations over climate change, trade agreements with the European Union, regional diplomatic strategies, the character and extent of African state agency, and agency within corporate social responsibility initiatives. African Agency in International Politics will be of interest to scholars and students of Africa's international relations, African politics, development, geography, diplomacy, trade, the environment, political science and security studies.
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African Agency in International Politics -- Copyright -- Contents -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- 1 African agency in international politics -- Part I: Negotiating internationally -- 2 Common positions as African agency in international negotiations: an appraisal -- 3 African agency in global trade governance -- 4 African agency in world trade undermined? The case of bilateral relations with the European Union -- 5 Back to business? UK policy and African agency -- Part II: Agency: new modes, new sites -- 6 Aid dependency as a limitation to national development policy? the case of Rwanda -- 7 'Image management' and African agency: Ugandan regional diplomacy and donor relations under Museveni -- 8 Corporate social responsibility as a social development paradigm in Africa's political economy: its emergence and implications for African Agency -- Part III: States and agency -- 9 State agency and state formation in Africa -- 10 Elusive agency: Africa's persistently peripheral role in international relations -- 11 From weak state to savvy international player? Rwanda's multi- level strategy for maximising agency -- Bibliography -- Index.

This book analyses the rapidly increasing role of African states, leaders and other political actors in international politics in the 21st Century. In contrast to the conventional approach of studying how external actors impacted on Africa's international relations, this book seeks to open up a new approach, focusing on the impact of African political actors on international politics. It does this by analysing African agency - the degree to which African political actors have room to manoeuvre within the international system and exert influence internationally, and the uses they make of that room for manoeuvre. Bringing together leading scholars from Africa and Europe to explore the role and conception of African Agency, this book addresses a wide range of issues, from relations with western and non-western donors, Africa's role in the UN and World Trade Organisation, negotiations over climate change, trade agreements with the European Union, regional diplomatic strategies, the character and extent of African state agency, and agency within corporate social responsibility initiatives. African Agency in International Politics will be of interest to scholars and students of Africa's international relations, African politics, development, geography, diplomacy, trade, the environment, political science and security studies.

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<p>William Brown is Senior Lecturer in Government and Politics at The Open University in Milton Keynes, UK.</p> <p>Sophie Harman is Senior Lecturer in International Public Policy at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.</p>

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