ISBN 9780798304399
Pages 282
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Published 282
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

South African Foreign Policy Review: Volume 2

edited by Lesley Masters, Siphamandla Zondi, Jo-Ansie van Wyk, Chris Landsberg

The first two decades of South Africa's democracy have seen a growing breadth and depth in the analysis of South Africa's foreign policy. This second volume of the South African Foreign Policy Review considers the continuity and change in South Africa's foreign policy over the course of two decades, with a particular focus on the more recent approach under the Zuma administration. This includes a closer look at the principles, practices and partnerships that shape South Africa's international relations and is aimed at supporting knowledge for reflection on South Africa's conduct internationally and for anticipating ways in which the country may approach international relations and foreign policy going forward. It discusses the foreign policy making and the nature of South Africa's diplomatic relations with Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America, as well as the country's participation in multilateral diplomacy in Africa, the global South and at the United Nations (UN) to expand the discussion and deepen the debate on the future shape and direction of South Africa's foreign policy.

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About the Editors

Lesley Masters

Lesley Masters is a Senior Researcher in the Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Programme at the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD), Pretoria. She received her PhD from the University of Leicester, with a focus on South Africa’s foreign policy. Her current research interests lie in foreign policy as well as international environmental diplomacy with recent publications covering Africa and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change, energy and South Africa’s foreign policy, and the international politics of energy security.

Siphamandla Zondi

Siphamandla Zondi is the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Dialogue (IGD).

Jo-Ansie van Wyk

Jo-Ansie van Wyk lectures International Politics at the University of South Africa. She obtained her MA in Political Science degree from the University of Stellenbosch, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Pretoria. She has published on political event management, elites and leadership, international relations, foreign policy, space politics, South African politics, nuclear issues, environmental issues and international political economy. She is a Fulbright alumna and a member of the Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art). She has lectured at the South African National Intelligence Academy, the South African National Defence College, the South African War College and the South African Diplomatic Academy. She has completed consultancies for the World Bank, Unesco, the Institute for Security Studies, the South African Department of Foreign Affairs, and Consultancy Africa Intelligence. In June 2010, she was appointed by the minister of trade and industry to serve on the South African Council for Space Affairs.

Chris Landsberg

Professor Chris Landsberg is South African National NRF Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in the Faculty of Humanities, and Senior Associate: School of Leadership at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). He is a former head of Politics at UJ. He was a former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, where he obtained his M Phil and D Phil International degrees, alongside a MA International Studies from Rhodes. A former director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Johannesburg (2002–2007) and former codirector of the Centre for Africa’s International Relations (CAIR) at Wits, he has published widely on South African foreign policy and African diplomacy. His latest single-authored title is The Diplomacy of Transformation: South African Foreign Policy and Statecraft 2010.