South Africa's Post Apartheid Foreign Policy: From Reconciliation to Revival?

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2006-01-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The book presents and analyzes South African foreign policy, from the onset of the democratic transition of Nelson Mandela in 1994 to the contemporary period. The focus of the study is on the question of South African leadership in the context of this transition.

Author Biography

Garth le Pere is the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue, based in Johannesburg and broadly concerned with research and analysis of South Africa's international relations.

Table of Contents

Mandela and the Foreign Policy of Transition
Constructing a new foreign policy
Transforming the instruments of foreign policy
Problems of implementation
Transformation and apartheid's legacies
Mbeki and the Foregn Policy of Consolidation
Reconfiguring foregn policy
Decision-making structures: the changing bureaucratic context
The new system in operation: the enhanced presidency and the conduct of international relations
Assessing the foreign policy of consolidation
South Africa, SADC and the Great Lakes Region: the Challenge of Conflict
Keeping SADC united
Working to resolve institutional problems
South Africa and the arc of crisis
Engagement and disillusionment
South Africa, Africa and the South: Leadership and Revival
South Africa and Southern Africa
Reflecting the positive: South Africa as a regional pivot
Reflecting the negative: tensions within SADC
South Africa and the African continent
Overhauling the OAU
South Africa and the south
Assessing South African leadership of Africa and the South
South Africa and the Future
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