Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2013

176 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719091179

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Britain and Africa under Blair

In pursuit of the good state

Julia Gallagher

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An authoritative account of British policy in Africa during the Tony Blair premiership, now available in paperback
  • Draws on over fifty interviews with key government officials, ministers and politicians including Clare Short, Chris Mullin, Jenny Tonge and John Bercow
  • Introduces a significant new theoretical angle to debates about ethics in IR theory, bringing the psychoanalytical theory of Melanie Klein into discussions of how and why states 'do good' in international politics
  • Contributes to the debate on the history of the Labour Party's foreign policy, in particular the way in which the party shaped its approach and policy towards Africa, bringing this right up to date with an analysis of New Labour's incorporation of internationalism and human rights into its ethical foreign policies
  • Makes a vital contribution to understanding Africa and its place on the world stage, and in particular the ways in which donor countries and organisations have shaped understandings and ideas of the continent and how these have influenced policy towards the continent

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