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Finding Africa at the worldwide level, this e-book examines and compares exterior involvement within the continent, exploring the international guidelines of significant states and foreign businesses in the direction of Africa. The members paintings inside a political economic system framework as a way to research how those powers have tried to stimulate democracy, peace and prosperity within the context of neo-liberal hegemony and ask whom those makes an attempt have benefited and failed.

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In particular, Washington tended to follow the British lead in anglophone Africa. As Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Herbert Cohen (2003) described it: Ever since the late 1950s, when most of the African colonies were in the final stages of the independence process, the United States has attempted to play a secondary role to that of the Europeans. During President Eisenhower’s second term (1957–1961), the National Security Council proposed a division of labour for the developing world. The Europeans would be responsible for Africa, while the United States would play the dominant role in Latin America, its own backyard.

J. Ikenberry and T. Inoguchi (2000) ‘Introduction’ in M. Cox, G. J. Ikenberry and T. Inoguchi (eds) American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 1–17. Gordan, D. (1997) ‘On Promoting Democracy in Africa: The International Dimension’ in M. ) Democracy in Africa: The Hard Road Ahead, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, pp. 153–64. Grieco, J. and G. J. W. Norton. Hentz, J. (2000) ‘Redesigning US Foreign Policy: Regionalism, Economic Development and Instability in Southern Africa’ in T.

This approach resurrects the foreign policy approach of Metternich and Bismarck and in the American context was typified by Henry Kissinger and by the overall philosophy of the Ronald Reagan presidency. The heart of this approach is a balance-of-power game where ‘a pawn is advanced here, a rook sacrificed there; here a feint, there an advance, there a strategic retreat’ (Mead 2001: 39). The Hamiltonian tradition – geoeconomics – in American foreign policy focuses on the promotion of a global order through the creation of an international legal and financial order (Mead 2001: 127).

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