South Africa's foreign economic strategies in a changing global system

Show simple item record Qobo, Mzukisi Dube, Memory 2016-06-08T05:21:52Z 2015-08
dc.description.abstract South Africa’s foreign policy has evolved through various presidents, from Nelson Mandela to Jacob Zuma. One characteristic lacuna through the various administrations has been the weak linkage between foreign economic strategies and domestic economic objectives. There is a gap between what is expressed in rhetoric and the actual execution of foreign policy. Further, since the dawn of democracy there has also been a gradual shift from a foreign policy that exhibited strong normative expressions, inclined to the West, to a more pragmatic foreign policy that is aligned with the new rising powers. Yet, beyond the tilt, there seems to be a lack of clarity of ideas that inform the various decisions and activities associated with foreign policy activities. This paper takes a closer look at these changes in South Africa’s foreign policy, with particular focus on foreign economic strategies as played out in the country’s role in multilateral economic processes such as the World Trade Organisation, the G20 and the BRICS, which comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. en_ZA
dc.description.department Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2017-02-28
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mzukisi Qobo & Memory Dube (2015) South Africa's foreign economic strategies in a changing global system, South African Journal of International Affairs, 22:2,145-164, DOI:10.1080/10220461.2015.1054304 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1022-0461 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1938-0275 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/10220461.2015.1054304
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 The South African Institute of International Affairs. This is an electronic version of an article published in South African Journal of International Affairs, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 145-164, 2015. doi : 10.1080/10220461.2015.1054304. South African Journal of International Affairs is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/rsaj20. en_ZA
dc.subject Foreign policy en_ZA
dc.subject Foreign economic strategies en_ZA
dc.subject Multilateralism en_ZA
dc.subject Global economic governance en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title South Africa's foreign economic strategies in a changing global system en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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