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Foreign Political Engagement

Remaking States in the Post-Cold War World


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 1-3
  3. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 4-17
  4. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 18-39
  5. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 73-99
  6. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 100-123
  7. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 124-150
  8. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 151-178
  9. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 179-201
  10. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 202-223
  11. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 224-248
  12. Deon Geldenhuys
    Pages 249-256
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 257-326

About this book


The 1990s have witnessed several major external initiatives to reshape the domestic political arrangements of countries. Because these have been collective foreign ventures, usually with the active collaboration of the target countries, the term intervention is ill-suited. Instead, Deon Geldenhuys introduces the notion of foreign political engagement to describe international attempts at remaking countries in the image of the West. South Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Russia, Cambodia, El Salvador and Haiti serve as case-studies to demonstrate this important theoretical rethinking of international relations today.


cold war international relations intervention

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rand Afrikaans UniversityJohannesburgSouth Africa

About the authors

DEON GELDENHUYS is Professor of Political Studies at Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. He holds an MA from the University of Pretoria and a PhD from Cambridge University. He has lectured in Politics at the universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch and served as director of research at the South African Institute of International Affairs. He has been a professor of Political Studies at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg since 1981, specializing in international relations. He has published three books, including Isolated States: A Comparative Analysis.

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