By Ulf Engel, Gorm Rye Olsen
An enormous new dialogue of Africa's position within the overseas method. This quantity discusses Africa's position within the overseas approach, studying the way the Westphalian procedure, in mild of the impression of globalization and transnational networks, maintains to play an incredible function within the structuring of Africa's overseas relations.The e-book presents a high-quality empirical research of key worldwide avid gamers in Africa - France, the united kingdom, the united states, Japan, Germany, the european and the UN - and in their regulations in the direction of the zone. within the context of the 'war opposed to terrorism', African political balance turns into a attention of accelerating value. by way of studying the relevance of the states within the North, this publication demanding situations traditional knowledge in fresh diplomacy considering. It applies the idea that of an 'international coverage group' to bridge the space among the 'domestic' and the 'international', explaining why Africa keeps a job in international politics out of any percentage to its financial weight.
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An even more important determinant of the Africa policy was the strategic dimension, premised on the fact that France possessed atomic weapons and more generally that it had an independent national defence industry. This required independent access to strategic minerals such as uranium, for both military and civilian purposes. The access to oil was also extremely important. For the supply of uranium, entertaining good relations with apartheid South Africa was a priority (Bach 1990). Gabon and later Niger were important also for uranium, but Gabon was above all the land of the French petroleum company, ElfAquitaine (Smith and Glaser 1997; Caumer 1999).
And the informal system was even more important than the formal one. At the centre of this web of networks was the closest and longest collaborator of De Gaulle, Jacques Foccart, who played the role of a deus ex machina in French African policy during the presidencies of De Gaulle and Pompidou (Péan 1990; Smith and Glaser 1997: 33–63; Médard 2002). He had the reputation of being extremely influential, which to a large extent was based on the trust the presidents granted him. On the other hand, Foccart’s exceptionally good knowledge of the African ruling classes as well as the French elite was his core asset and explains his tremendous influence on French Africa policy.
Africa and the North: Between Globalization and Marginalization (The New International Relations) by Ulf Engel, Gorm Rye Olsen