Critical themes in South Africa's foreign policy

Show simple item record Le Pere, Garth L. 2015-05-12T07:41:06Z 2015-05-12T07:41:06Z 2014
dc.description.abstract This article represents a synthetic overview of the key themes which have animated scholarly research in South Africa's foreign policy over the last two decades. These themes will be addressed and are situated against the broad contextual background of important philosophical challenges, transitional developments, and managerial dilemmas during the formative presidential periods of Mandela and Mbeki. This context provides the analytical parameters for the focus on six themes which arguably shape debates and thinking about the conduct of South Africa's foreign policy, namely: the institutional dynamics at the level of the state; the multilateral and global agenda; trade and economic diplomacy; the peace, security, and mediation dimension; the donor and development assistance role; and the scourge of xenophobia. These themes will continue to exercise a profound influence on the collective endeavour of South Africa's foreign policy community to sustain its standing as a middle-power with soft power assets that is able to shapeAfrican and global agendas. Arising from these thematic considerations, some concluding thoughts highlight on-going normative, substantive, and policy challenges for the Zuma administration. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Le Pere, GL 2014, 'Critical themes in South Africa's foreign policy', Strategic Review for Southern Africa, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 31-56. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1013-1108
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dc.publisher University of Pretoria, Department of Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.rights Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.subject Institutional dynamics en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa's foreign policy en_ZA
dc.subject Multilateral activism en_ZA
dc.subject Multilateral trade policy en_ZA
dc.subject Economic diplomacy en_ZA
dc.subject Peace en_ZA
dc.subject Security en_ZA
dc.subject Conflict mediation en_ZA
dc.subject Development assistance en_ZA
dc.subject Xenophobia en_ZA
dc.title Critical themes in South Africa's foreign policy en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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