Africa in World Politics provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the perfect introduction to the challenges faced by African states on an increasingly turbulent world stage.

Africa in World Politics has long served as the go-to resource for students of African politics seeking to navigate the continent’s complex political and economic landscapes. Updated throughout, this new edition includes new chapters on the unprecedented challenges the continent faces from climate change and the fallout of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Adding to existing coverage of international diplomacy, peacebuilding, women in politics, and the building blocks of political economy, the book also includes expanded coverage of the role of China in Africa, and fresh perspectives on decolonization.

Drawing together insights from some of the world’s leading scholars of African politics, this textbook is an essential read for advanced students of political science and African studies.

part I|28 pages

The Contemporary Context in Historical Perspective

chapter 1|7 pages

Africa in World Politics

Sustaining Reform in a Turbulent World Order

part II|89 pages

Building Viable Political Economies

part III|82 pages

In Search of Elusive State Reconstruction

part IV|98 pages

Engaging the International Community Anew

chapter 12|20 pages

China in Africa

chapter 13|22 pages

Peacebuilding and Democracy after War

Taking Stock

chapter 14|19 pages

African Union 2.0

Relaunching the Pan-African Project

chapter 15|21 pages

Reconciling Sovereignty with Responsibility

A Basis for International Humanitarian Action