The Curse of Berlin - Adekeye Adebajo (Paperback)

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Product Details

Barcode
9781869141967
Department
Books
Released
30 Sep 2010
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Adekeye Adebajo
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Blue Weaver
Language
English
Number of Pages
448
Dimensions
216 x 138mm

Summary

At the 1884 - 1885 Conference of Berlin a cartel of largely European states effectively set the rules for the partition of Africa, an event whose historical and structural importance continues to affect and shape Africa's contemporary international relations. This `Curse' is a recurring theme in Adebajo's trenchant historical analysis, even though its main focus is on contemporary African issues after the Cold War. The first part of the title examines Africa's quest for security with three chapters on Africa's security institutions such as the African Union and subregional bodies; another on the political, peacekeeping, and socio-economic roles of the United Nations (UN) in Africa; and a third on Africa's two UN Secretaries-General between 1992 and 2006: Egypt's Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Ghana's Kofi Annan. The second section of the book focuses on Africa's quest for leadership, and five chapters examine the hegemonic roles of South Africa, Nigeria, the United States, China and France on the continent. The five chapters in the final section analyse Africa's quest for unity, and examine the roles and significance for Africa of six historical figures: Mandela, Mbeki, Nkrumah, Rhodes, Obama, and Gandhi; as well as assessing the African Union and the EU in comparative perspective.

Classification

General Subject
Politics/Intl Relations
BISAC Subject 1
Political Science / International Relations / General
BIC Classification 1
African history
Library Subject 1
International relations - History - 20th century
Library Subject 2
Africa - Politics and government - 1960-
Library Subject 3
Africa - Foreign relations - 1960-
Dewey Classification
327.6