Africa’s Challenge to International Relations Theory

  • Kevin C. Dunn
  • Timothy M. Shaw

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Africa and International Relations Theory

  3. Troubling Concepts

  4. Theoretical Interventions

  5. Implications and Policy Ramifications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 220-242

About this book


Africa has been noticeably absent in international relations theory. This new collection of essays by contemporary Africanists convincingly demonstrates the importance of the continent to every theoretical approach in international relations. This collection breaks new ground in how we think about both international relations and Africa, re-examining such foundational concepts as sovereignty, the state, and power; critically investigating the salience of realism, neo-liberalism, liberalism in Africa, and providing new thinking about regionalism, security and identity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin C. Dunn
    • 1
  • Timothy M. Shaw
    • 2
  1. 1.Hartwick CollegeOneontaUSA
  2. 2.Dalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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