BOOK REVIEW: Africa’s Challenge to International Relations

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Volume 05, Number 017, 2008
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The purpose of this study, which consists of papers presented at a conference held in Washington in 1999 and turned into a book, is stated as examining and criticizing the existing Western-originated theory or theories of international relations from African perspectives. The book can be recommended to those interested in the development of international relations theory in general and those interested in theoretical issues, as well as those interested in Africa in terms of international relations.


Africa, international relations, theory, critique, Westphalian nation-state model, modern international system, colonialism, nation-state, national sovereignty, balance of power


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, Volume 5, Issue 17, Spring 2008, p. 197-202


  • Feyzullah Yılmaz, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University
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