Southern Africa in World Politics
Trade Paperback · 256 Pages
$35.00 U.S. · $40.50 CAN · £23.99 U.K. · €24.99 E.U.
Dilemmas in World Politics
Examines how the interplay of local, regional and global actors and arenas shape the lives of the people and nations of southern Africa. … More
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• Deliberately crosses the boundaries of domestic politics and foreign policy as well as comparative politics and international relations.
• By taking a globalization approach, connecting the local, regional and global, the book offers fresh insights into the dynamics of war and peace, wealth and poverty as well as local to global governance in southern Africa.
• Examines globalization in three arenas or domains (military, political, and economic), not only distinguishing them from each other, but also probing what has changed and what has remained the same across time.
About the Author
— Ronald Hilton, , Stanford University
A remarkable and relevant work that will enable students of African Studies and world politics to comprehend the complex interplay of local, regional, and global actors and arenas; as well as contemplate the potential responses and choices that are available to local and regional actors. This work helps us to understand the obstacles and the opportunities in international politics.
— Sheila L. Elliot, PhD,, Associate Professor of International Politics and Director of Global Programs, Columbia College
Globalization for Janice Love means global involvement in local affairs, which, she argues, has been anything but benign in southern Africa. Her message is powerful, and the book is powerful. It is well researched and exhibits a deep understanding of southern African politics, government and recent history. The important contribution of the study is in its defined and explained linkage between global forces and local outcomes. Hereafter, any evaluation of globalization is going to have to take this book into account.
— Donald J. Puchala,, Byrnes Professor of International Studies, University of South Carolina
A welcome addition to the rapidly proliferating literature on globalization, as professor Love goes far beyond the usual analysis of this important topic to include attention to localization, and how these two seemingly countervailing forces in world politics at times may coexist or even work to reinforce each other. Love effectively applies theory to the case study of southern Africa in a way that presents Africans and African governments not simply as victims of globalization but also as agents actively seeking to shape global trends and their own futures. In sum, Southern Africa in World Politics succeeds in raising all the right kinds of questions-and in a clear and engaging style that is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers.
— December Green, Wright State University
An empathetic, timely juxtaposition of the global and local, formal and informal, and legal and illegal in today’s Southern Africa. Janice Love’s Southern Africa in World Politics is informed by both globalization and anti-globalization movements, and regional and local discourses. It is a worthy contribution to the comparative analyses of transitions and regressions a decade after the end of apartheid.
— Timothy M Shaw, University of London
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