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dc.contributor.authorMasters, Lesley
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-05T14:53:58Z
dc.date.available2019-07-05T14:53:58Z
dc.date.issued2017-01
dc.identifier.citationMasters, L. (2017) ‘South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign policy making and the role of the president’. Politeia, 36(1), pp. 1 -21. DOI10.25159/0256-8845/3094en_US
dc.identifier.issn26636689
dc.identifier.doi10.25159/0256-8845/3094
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623978
dc.description.abstractWho makes South Africa’s foreign policy? This has been an area of continuous discussion following South Africa’s transition to democracy in 1994. In the foreign policy analysis discourse, considerable attention has been given to the role of the head of state and government in shaping foreign policy, particularly in developed countries. With South Africa’s own President assuming a predominant role in foreign policy, there is a need for further reflection on the impact of this position in foreign policy decision making. Using existing theory and current analysis this article highlights the different approaches adopted by South Africa’s first four democratically elected presidents, from the international statesmanship of Mandela, to the micro-management of Mbeki, the stabiliser role of Motlanthe and the consensus-building to absent leader position of Jacob Zuma. Drawing on Joseph Nye’s discussion of the characterisation of transformational and transactional leadership, this analysis traces the approaches of the different Presidents in shaping South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity of South Africa Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.upjournals.co.za/index.php/Politeia/article/view/3094en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-cd7b8d938en_US
dc.subjectforeign policy; Jacob Zuma; Kgalema Motlanthe; Nelson Mandela; Presidential leadership; South Africa;en_US
dc.titleSouth Africa's post-apartheid foreign policy making and the role of the presidenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn02568845
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Johannesburg, South Africaen_US
dc.identifier.journalPoliteiaen_US
dc.source.journaltitlePoliteia
dc.source.volume36
dc.source.issue1
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-06-17
dc.author.detail785591en_US


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