South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation

by James J. Hentz

Published: April 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780253344649

       

Synopsis of South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation

In South Africa and the Logic of Regional Cooperation, James J. Hentz addresses changes in South Africa's strategies for regional cooperation and economic development since its transition from apartheid to democracy. Hentz focuses on why the new South African government continues to make regional cooperation a priority and what methods this dominant state uses to pursue its neighborly goals. While providing a synthetic overview of the history of regional cooperation in southern Africa, Hentz considers the logic of cooperation more generally. An extensive discussion of South African politics provides the context for Hentz's exploration of the more widely felt effects of domestic change. Readers interested in the international organization of the politics and economy of southern Africa will find thought-provoking material in this important book.

About the Author, James J. Hentz

James J. Hentz, Associate Professor of International Studies at the Virginia Military Institute, is co-editor (with Morten Boas) of New and Critical Security and Regionalism: Beyond the Nation State.

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