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    • Africa and the idea of international society 

      Spies, Yolanda K. (Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, 2016)
      The shared interests and values of sovereign states prompt them to commit to common rules, conventions and institutions within an inter-subjective “society”, where diplomacy is used as main currency. The idea of international ...
    • African solutions for African problems: quiet diplomacy and South Africa's diplomatic strategy towards Zimbabwe 

      Landsberg, Chris (Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, 2016)
      Zimbabwe is not just a foreign policy issue for South Africa; it has become a domestic policy concern. Political, socio-economic and cultural issues have coalesced in a manner that have forced the Zimbabwe question onto ...
    • The challenges of diplomatic practice in Africa 

      Akokpari, John (Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2016)
      Diplomacy has been used in the conduct of foreign policies in Africa. However, a disconcerting trend in the practice of diplomacy in Africa is the often limited successes, and sometimes failures, of states and regional ...
    • Eietydse geskiedenis: 'n interdissiplinêre benadering 

      Scholtz, Leopold (Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2016)
      Contemporary history is essentially a multidisciplinary approach to explain the present or recent world. The historian, with utilisation of the time dimension and his capacity to see the dynamics of change through time ...
    • Islam in Africa: from Sufi moderation to Islamist radicalization 

      Solomon, Hussein (Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Free State, 2015)
      This article examines how a moderate Sufi Islam in Africa has increasingly become sidelined by more radical interpretations of the Qur’an. The latter has been termed Islamism and is closely aligned to the concept of ...
    • The role of the BRIC in Africa's development: drivers and strategies 

      Soko, Mills; Qobo, Mzukisi (Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, 2016)
      National interest still trumps friendship in international relations. The notions of solidarity that were popular among developing countries in the 1950s and the 1960s have no resonance in 21st century diplomacy, which ...
    • The United States of America's post-1990 foreign policy towards West Africa: the case study of Ghana 

      Shai, K. B.; Molapo, R. R.; Sodi, T. (Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State, 2017)
      This explorative study uses Ghana as a test case to critique the post-Cold War foreign policy of the United States of America (hereafter referred to as the US) towards West Africa. It does this by contemporaneously locating ...