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By Dominique Lapierre

ISBN-10: 0786745843

ISBN-13: 9780786745845

In 1652 a small staff of Dutch farmers landed at the southernmost tip of Africa. despatched by means of the strong Dutch India corporation, their undertaking used to be just to develop greens and provide ships rounding the cape. The colonists, besides the fact that, have been confident by way of their strict Calvinist religion that they have been between God’s “Elect,” selected to rule over the continent. Their saga—bloody, ferocious, and fervent—would culminate 3 centuries later in a single of the best tragedies of background: the institution of a racist regime during which a white minority may subjugate and victimize hundreds of thousands of blacks. known as apartheid, it was once a toxic process that might basically finish with the liberation from criminal of 1 of the ethical giants of our time, Nelson Mandela.
A Rainbow within the Night is Dominique Lapierre’s epic account of South Africa’s tragic historical past and the heroic males and women—famous and vague, white and black, eu and African—who have, with their blood and tears, dropped at existence the rustic that's this day often called the Rainbow state.

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For social constructivists, therefore, political outcomes reflect the positions of governments that succeed in convincing others to abandon formerly held views by providing information that discredits them (Avdeyeva, 2008; Goodman and Jinks, 2004), or that introduce new information that makes other governments accept new norms, or that provide new ideas that trigger normative and behavioural changes in other governments (Checkel, 1998; Finnemore, 1996). Persuasion, however, requires entrepreneurial leadership to have meaningful impact.

The volume is organized around three core themes. First, on the understanding that the formal (state and substate) and informal 14 Introduction: Africa and IR in the 21st Century (non-state) domains carry equal significance in shaping African IR, the volume explores shifting forms of sovereignty through multiple expressions of authority and the range of actors involved in this. Contributions by Karen Smith and Thomas Kwasi Tieku provide a conceptual foundation by reconsidering the place of Africa in the international system and the means by which the continent should be studied.

The argument is that the behaviour of African states, or of their leaders in particular, can be better understood in terms of regime survival rather than the widely accepted (in IR theory, at least) notion of state survival. It would thus seem that many of the IR of African states can be understood in terms of regime security or, put differently, of maintaining political power. We also see that, in terms of state behaviour, personal and regional diplomacy play a significant role. The conclusion appears to be that African IR is much more personalized, a lesson that may apply elsewhere.

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