Africa in Global International Relations: Emerging approaches to theory and practice

Paul Henri Bischoff, Kwesi Aning, Amitav Acharya

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Recent scholarship in International Relations (IR) has started to study the meaning and implications of a non-Western world. With this comes the need for a new paradigm of IR theory that is more global, open, inclusive and able to capture the voices and experiences of both Western and non-Western worlds. This book investigates why Africa has been marginalised in IR discipline and theory and how this issue can be addressed in the context of the emerging Global IR paradigm. To have relevance for Africa, a new IR theory needs to be more inclusive, intellectually negotiated and holistically steeped in the African context. In this innovative volume, each author takes a critical look at existing IR paradigms and offers a unique perspective based on the African experience. Following on from Amitav Acharya and Barry Buzan’s work, Non-Western International Relations Theory, it develops and advances non-Western IR theory and the idea of Global IR. This volume will be of key interest to scholars and students of African politics, international relations, IR theory and comparative politics.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages188
ISBN (Electronic)9781317437536
ISBN (Print)9781138909786
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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© 2016 selection and editorial material, Paul-Henri Bischoff, Kwesi Aning and Amitav Acharya; individual chapters, the contributors.


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