Beyond the Gatekeeper State

1st Edition

Sara Rich Dorman

July 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9780367373603 - CAT# 331745
Series: ThirdWorlds

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Beyond the Gatekeeper State explores the dynamic changes occurring within and between African states, and the international system since the turn of the century.

Fred Cooper’s model of ‘gatekeeper states’ – shaped as much by their international links as by their domestic practices –provides the basis for the contributors’ thinking about international relations in Africa and the wider international system. The chapters explore the political implications of Africa’s new relations with the old super-powers, former colonial powers, and the emerging powers from the south. These new relationships reflect and affect changing technology, infrastructure and resource flows within and between African states. Drawing on both rich empirical cases and theoretical approaches, the book interrogates the implications of these changes on how we think about states and state systems.

Exploring the impact of changing technology, finance and resources on African politics, Beyond the Gatekeeper State will be of great interest to scholars of African Politics & IR, as well as African Studies and International Relations and the Politics of the Global South more broadly. This book was originally published as a special issue of Third World Thematics.

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