South Africa and India As Regional Leaders in the Global South

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


Over the past decade, India and South Africa’s (SA) international influence has been on the rise. The two powers are participating more actively in international institutions, and it is clear that both are aspiring to playing a greater global role. While a number of concepts have been used to describe states like India and SA’s role in global affairs, the focus in this chapter will be on their identity as regional powers1 and the role that soft-power plays in the way in which these states project themselves internationally.


Foreign Policy Regional Power African State Regional Leader Soft Power 
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