From Global Apartheid to Global Village

Africa and the United Nations

Edited by: Adekeye Adebajo

This comprehensive collection, written by an eminent group of Pan-African scholars and practitioners, is of critical significance to Africa.fills a crucial gap in the literature and should help encourage strong Southern voices to contribute to debates on the UN that are often dominated by the North. ~ Boutros Boutros-Ghali, United Nations Secretary-General, 1992-1996 *** No African scholar has followed more closely for well over a decade the UN's decisions relating to the continent than Adekeye Adebajo. This volume.brings together many of Africa's leading scholars on and practitioners of international relations to address aspects of the UN's influence on Africa and Africa's role in shaping wider patterns of UN decision-making. It is a truly exceptional contribution to the study of international relations. - David M. Malone, President, International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada *** Adekeye Adebajo has assembled a stellar cast to dissect how Africa and Africans have influenced the United Nations, and how the world body has at turns empowered and failed the continent. The result: a policy-savvy collection rich in both opinion and analysis - and the most comprehensive volume on the UN and Africa available. - Sam Daws, Executive Director, United Nations Association of the United Kingdom *** This volume is long over due, given the centrality of Africa for the UN and the UN for Africa. Enriched by Adekeye Adebajo's unrelenting candour and invaluable insights, From Global Apartheid to Global Village will be standard reading for scholars, students, and policymakers alike or many years to come. Its broad particularly welcome. - Edward C. Luck, Senior Vice President and Director of Studies, International Peace Institute, New York

664 pages

Publication Date: 6/1/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781869141721