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South African Foreign Policy: A Contest for African Identity

Vineet Thakur

in Postscripts on Independence: Foreign Policy Ideas, Identity, and Institutions in India and South Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199479641
eISBN:
9780199094066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479641.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

South Africa’s foreign policy is often accused of being schizophrenic. It often engages in ‘policy summersaults’, as one observer characterizes the wide fluctuations in South Africa’s foreign policy ... More


Egyptian Athena, African Egypt, Egyptian Africa: Martin Bernal and Contemporary African Historical Thought

Stephen Howe

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

Black Athena's first volume consists mainly of an extended historiographical discussion, placing its author's arguments within – and against – a complex history of European intellectual engagement ... More


Renaissance and Pandemic

Daniel Herwitz

in Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Thabo Mbeki's African Renaissance—the liberal growth of Africa through a return to, and reaffirmation of, the African past, and through related, shared African values. Mbeki ... More


States and Markets: Neoliberal Limitations and the Case for a Developmental State

Meles Zenawi

in Good Growth and Governance in Africa: Rethinking Development Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698561
eISBN:
9780191738142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698561.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The political and economic renaissance of Africa is an issue that continues to preoccupy Africans and non-Africans alike. Various methods of achieving such a renaissance have been proposed. Most of ... More


A State in Denial

Claire Laurier Decoteau

in Ancestors and Antiretrovirals: The Bio-Politics of HIV/AIDS in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226064451
eISBN:
9780226064628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226064628.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deconstructs former President Thabo Mbeki’s ‘AIDS denialism,’ and argues it can be understood as both a means of resolving the postcolonial paradox, and as a new construction of ... More


Men ‘Not Feeling Good’: The Dilemmas of Hyper-masculinity in the Era of HIV/AIDS

in Cultured Violence: Narrative, Social Suffering, and Engendering Human Rights in Contemporary South Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312137
eISBN:
9781846315244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315244.006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the question of male agency in post-apartheid South Africa. It argues that fear of the shame brought about by entry into the domain of the speakable and the subject's ... More


Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

David Chidester

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political ... More


Introduction to Industrial Policy in Ethiopia

Arkebe Oqubay

in Made in Africa: Industrial Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739890
eISBN:
9780191802829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739890.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Ethiopia is a low-income country, landlocked, and located in a ‘bad neighbourhood’, and has the second largest population in Africa, with all the challenges and opportunities that entails. It has ... More


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