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Author Graham, Matthew (Lecturer), author
Title The crisis of South African foreign policy : diplomacy, leadership and the role of the African National Congress / Matthew Graham
Imprint London : I.B. Tauris, 2015
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 Modern History Library  327.68 G741    AVAILABLE    30550100607058
Descript xii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references: pages [267]-283 and index
1. Introduction -- 2. The ANC in exile, 1960-76 -- 3. From exile to liberation, 1976-90 -- 4. ANC foreign policy during South Africa's transition: the search for direction, 1990-4 -- 5. The sub council on foreign affairs of the Transitional Executive Council: the effects on the ANC's post-apartheid South African foreign policy -- 6. Idealism verus realism? The contested nature of South African foreign policy, 1994-6 -- 7. The changing nature of South African foreign policy -- 8. A new president, a new direction? Thabo Mbeki's Renaissance -- 9. Conclusions
"The emergence of a 'new' democratic South Africa under Nelson Mandela was regarded as a high watermark for international ideals of human rights and democracy. Much was expected of the ANC in power, particularly that it would be able to translate its ideals into a coherent foreign policy for the African continent. Yet its foreign policy since 1994 has been mired in accusations of incoherence, contradiction and failure. Here, based on extensive archival research and interviews, Matthew Graham offers new ways of interpreting South Africa's foreign policy by investigating the continuities and discontinuities of the ANC's international relations - from exile to political power. Charting the political intrigues during the country's transition from apartheid, and the subsequent influences on Presidents Mandela and Mbeki, The Crisis of South African Foreign Policy makes a vital contribution to our understanding of why post-apartheid South Africa has failed to lead Africa on the world stage."--Back cover
Subject African National Congress
South Africa -- Foreign relations -- 1994-
South Africa -- Politics and government -- 1994-
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