The book analyses how Africans and Africa relate to other parts of the multilateral world, and to the world in general, and how these relations stem from local, national and regional interactions in different parts of Africa, as well as Africa as a whole.

The first part focuses on the assumptions that are necessary to understand the role of Africa on the global stage, especially from the perspectives of political philosophy and global and international studies. The second part of the book looks at both Afropolitan trends and the limits of Afropolitanism. In the third part the authors focus on specific African global tendencies stemming from the local conditions in several case studies. Traditional and modern politics is connected, problematically, with the current Jihadist organisations in the local African conditions related to unilateralism and global war on terror, for example. The fourth part deals with the relevance of the language ambivalence in relation to global interactions. It examines various views of African philosophy and lays bare the perception of earlier colonial languages in view of their current strength of global action.

This book will be of interest to scholars of African studies, political philosophy, politics and global studies.

chapter |15 pages


African dilemmas of a multilateral and cosmopolitan world

part 1|65 pages

Preconditions of Africa's participation in the multilateral world

chapter 1|32 pages

Towards Africa's model in a polylateral world

The chronology and foreign power interactions

chapter 3|15 pages

The problematic non-Western cosmopolitanism in Africa today

Grappling with a modernity outside history

part 3|66 pages

The specific global African tendencies and potentials

chapter 7|12 pages

The youth and the clans

Somali society and al-Shabaab

chapter 8|21 pages

Ego in traditional political power of Guinea-Bissau

A challenge to cosmopolitanism?

chapter 9|13 pages

The demographics of power relations

Africa's changing global position

chapter 10|18 pages

Digital transformation of Africa

On track to be connected to the global digital economy?

part 4|53 pages

African genre and language ambivalences in the global interactions