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dc.contributor.authorMasters, Lesley
dc.contributor.authorSchiavon, Jorge
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-13T12:33:16Z
dc.date.available2019-12-13T12:33:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-31
dc.identifier.citationMasters, L. (2019). 'South Africa's foreign policy and evolving role conceptions: a crisis of international identity'. In Geldenhuys, D., and Gonzales, H. (Eds). 'Global south powers in transition: A comparative analysis of Mexico and South Africa'. Switzerland: Peter Lang.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9782807611351
dc.identifier.doi10.3726/b16309
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624337
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa’s transition to democracy in 1994 saw a substantial shift in the perceived international role for South Africa, from a position in defence of the domestic policy of apartheid, to the outwards orientated approach of universalism. The challenge, as this section argues, is that in the South African context the national role conception, or the image of what role the country should play in international relations, has failed to ‘settle’ despite continuity of foreign policy on paper. As Mills (1997) argues, the search for a new ‘image’ has seen Pretoria ‘leaning all over the place’ on the international stage. The result has been perceptible challenges in reconciling foreign policy ambitions and ideals with implementation in practice; where confusion around what role to adopt has made it difficult to predict the country’s international actions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSARChI Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, University of Johannesburgen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherPeter Langen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.peterlang.com/view/title/67433en_US
dc.subjectSouth Africa, Foreign Policy, role conceptionen_US
dc.titleSouth Africa's foreign policy and evolving role conceptions: a crisis of international identityen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-06
dc.author.detail785591en_US


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